From nowhere to the 36th position in three years, Nevada has moved up the ladder in child support payment collection. The state successfully introduced programs to improve the child support process and has won awards for doing so.
National Child Support Enforcement Association has awarded the Most Improved Program award to the Clark County’s District Attorney’s Family Support (DAFS) Office. Other states can follow the suit and develop a better system too.
What Contributed to the Award?
Child support in Nevada was quite slow for many years. But recently the DAFS staff did a commendable job. It improved the parenting establishment by a huge percentage and accumulated about $125 million in child support for Clark County in the year 2012.
How Did the DAFS Do It?
To achieve success in anything there is immense planning followed by adequate action. DAFS’s staff planned, examined the situation carefully and took the following steps:
Hence a call-center was set-up few years ago; it now handles as many as 15000 calls per month. Since then the support collection is up significantly, and so is the overdue support collection. This wasn’t possible earlier. Better communication model has helped locate parents, establish paternity, and enforce child support.
Child support and enforcement results in Nevada have improved after right steps were taken by the authorities. Other states across the USA can also follow the same and improve how the child support collection agencies work.