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Virginia Child Support Enforcement Division Posts
Most Wanted Deadbeat Parents

Names and photographs of men and women wanted for failing to pay child support are bing published in newspapers and on the Internet by the Virginia Child Support Enforcement Division in an effort to locate them.

In Virginia, there is over $2.1 billion owed in unpaid child support, nationwide it totals to $90 billion. This is in spite of the fact, that the Virginia Child Support Enforcement Division, reported that child support collections reached record levels - climbing to $561 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005. One-quarter of the children in Virginia benefit from child support collections efforts.

Nick Young, Director of the Child Support Enforcement Division said, "the ads feature photographs provided by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Also included are details like the amount of money owed, height, weight and residence of wanted deadbeat parents". To view the Most wanted posters go to http://www.dss.state.va.us/family/wanted.html

Mr. Young reported early success with the program, after publicaion in the The Virginian-Pilot newspaper. People have paid upwards of $10,000 in overdue child support. Several paid lump sum amounts and many called in to make arrangements for a wage withholding to collect payments on a regular basis.

Other action taken by the Virginia Child Support Enforcement Division to locate deadbeat parents includes use of the Federal Parent Locator Service, tracking cell phone records and obtaining addresses from cable television bills.

Nick Young said they plan publish more ads like the one in The Virginian-Pilot in other newspapers soon, as well as on the Internet and in magazines too.I always say, Virginia will not be a safe haven for parents who won't take care of their children, Nick Young said.

REGIONAL OFFICES - CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT

Region I: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
OCSE Program Manager
Administration for Children and Families
John F. Kennedy Federal Building
Room 2000
Boston, MA 02203
617- 565-2478

REGION II: NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, PUERTO RICO, VIRGIN ISLANDS OCSE Program Manager Administration for Children and Families Federal Building, Room 4048 26 Federal Plaza New York, NY 10278 212-264-2890

Region III: DELAWARE, MARYLAND, PENNSYLVANIA, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
OCSE Program Manager
Administration for Children and Families
P.O. Box 8436
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-596-4370

Region IV: ALABAMA, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, KENTUCKY, MISSISSIPPI, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, TENNESSEE
OCSE Program Manager
Administration for Children and Families
101 Marietta Tower, Suite 821
Atlanta, GA 30323
404-331-2180

Region V - ILLINOIS, INDIANA, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, OHIO, WISCONSIN
OCSE Program Manager
Administration for Children and Families
105 W. Adams Street
20th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
312-353-4237

Region VI - ARKANSAS, LOUISIANA, NEW MEXICO, OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
OCSE Program Manager
Administration for Children and Families
1301 Young Street, Room 945 (ACF-3)
Dallas, TX 75202
214-767-3749

Region VII - IOWA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, NEBRASKA
OCSE Program Manager
Administration for Children and Families
601 East 12th Street
Federal Building, Suite 276
Kansas City, MO 64106
816-426-3584

Region VIII - COLORADO, MONTANA, NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA, UTAH, WYOMING
OCSE Program Manager
Administration for Children and Families
Federal Office Building
1961 Stout Street, Room 325
Denver, CO 80294-3538
303-844-3100

Region IX - ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, HAWAII, NEVADA, GUAM
OCSE Program Manager
Administration for Children and Families
50 United Nations Plaza
Room 450
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-437-8459

Region X - ALASKA, IDAHO, OREGON, WASHINGTON
OCSE Program Manager
Administration for Children and Families
2201 Sixth Avenue
Mail Stop RX-70
Seattle, WA 98121
206-615-2547

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Government Child Support Enforcement

The Child Support Enforcement (CSE) program is a Federal/state/tribal partnership, to help strengthen families and reduce welfare dependency by ensuring that parents live up to the responsibility of supporting their children. Many families have been able to remain self-sufficient and off public assistance due to the services received from the Child Support Enforcement program. State, local and tribal child support agencies locate non-custodial parents, establish paternity when necessary, establish orders for support and collect child support payments for families.

All states and some tribes run a child support enforcement program, either in the Human Services Department or Department of Revenue, often with the help of prosecuting attorneys, district attorneys, other law enforcement agencies and officials of family or domestic relations courts.

The Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement provides funding and services to the states, some tribes, and other jurisdictions to ensure their success in serving families who need financial support from a non-custodial parent. Child support enforcement services are available automatically for families receiving assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. In addition, child support services are available to families not receiving TANF who apply for such services, as well as, families who were formerly on TANF. Current child support payments collected on behalf of former TANF families are distributed to the families. Child support payments collected on behalf of non-TANF families are also forwarded to the families.

Program Results for FY 2003

The following Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) preliminary data report[1] highlights financial and statistical achievements of the Child Support Enforcement program for fiscal year 2003. This report is a first look at fiscal year 2003 data and shows advancements made in the Child Support program over the previous year. The information is taken from state-submitted reports on program status sent to OCSE quarterly for financial data and annually for statistical data. The data show $21.2 billion in child support payments were collected, total caseload was 15.9 million, 1.5 million paternities established or acknowledged, and 1.2 million new child support orders were established in fiscal year 2003.

Collections. Collection data are shown under the following reporting categories: current IV-A and IV-E assistance ($1.8 billion), former assistance ($8.5 billion), and never assistance ($10.9 billion) in tables 1 and 3: and TANF and non-TANF in table 3 to allow comparisons with previous years. Total child support collections were $21.2 billion for fiscal year 2003 (tables 1 and 3). This was a 5.2 percent increase in collections from the previous fiscal year.

Child support payments are collected through various methods, such as income withholding, unemployment compensation interception, and state or Federal income tax refund offsets. Income withholding accounts for 66 percent of total collections received (almost $16.7 billion) in FY 2003. Money collected and sent to families totaled almost $19.0 billion in FY 2003, an increase of 6 percent since FY 2002.

Source Federal Office of Child Support


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