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Child Support Offices enforce child support orders and provide protective services for children. Child Support Offices help locate non-custodial parents, establish paternity, and establish child support orders. They also enforce child support payments, including provisions about the child's healthcare and medical support. Child Support Offices can garnish wages, file liens on property, and suspend driver's licenses, and they may provide referrals to employment services to help non-custodial parents meet their obligations. Child Support Offices typically provide access to their information and services online.
Child, Youth, and Family Services Offices provide programs and services to assist children, including protective services, emergency assistance, and income support. They may also be responsible for enforcing child support payments. Child, Youth, and Family Services can help locate non-custodial parents, establish paternity, and apply for child support, as well as providing other children's welfare services. They may also provide other child support services, such as legal assistance. Child, Youth, and Family Services Offices often provide access to services on their website.
Social Services Offices provide access to health and human services and programs, including safety net programs and child protection programs. They may also enforce child support orders, including finding non-custodial parents, helping parents receive child support orders, and collecting child support payments. Social Services can also help establish paternity, file orders for unpaid child support, and appeal child support orders, as well as help parents find jobs to pay for their child support obligations. Social Service Offices provide online access to many of their services and programs.