Commissioners recognize “Child Support Awareness Month”

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EATON – On Monday, August 1, Preble County Commissioners declared August Child Support Awareness Month and presented a proclamation to Directors Sandra Green and Becky Sorrell and staff of the Child Support Enforcement Agency ( CSEA).

Commissioner Rachael Vonderhaar read the proclamation aloud: “Whereas we recognize that the well-being of Ohio’s children and families depend on adequate financial support, and we acknowledge and commend the efforts of parents who are committed to fulfilling their moral, financial and legal obligations, providing the support; and whereas we recognize that non-custodial parents sometimes face obstacles in meeting their obligations and that some require services and assistance to do so.

The proclamation continues, “We recognize that building an effective child support enforcement system requires the commitment, leadership and collaborative efforts of our courts, government agencies, parents and legislators. . Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Preble County Board of Commissioners hereby proclaim August 2022 Child Support Awareness Month, embracing the statewide theme that support is essential , acknowledging the efforts of our local child support enforcement agency and encouraging all citizens whose lives are affected by the need to provide support for a child to join efforts to improve the lives of our children and our families in Preble County.

In a press release, the CSEA explained, “The Ohio Child Support Program provides services to more than one million children in our state. County child support agencies are working diligently to ensure these children receive financial support for a brighter future. The child support program promotes responsible parenting, family autonomy and child well-being. Agencies provide services to locate parents, establish parentage, establish child support and medical support orders, collect and distribute child support, change orders when circumstances have changed, and enforce orders that do not are not paid.

According to the release, the county’s child support agencies “provide services to families of all types, from divorced parents to unmarried parents, custodial parents, children in the foster care program and others, regardless of income. family”.

Locally, officials noted, the Preble County Child Support Agency handles 2,520 cases and collects more than $6 million in child support each year.

“Support is essential for children to grow up happy and strong. Please contact your county child support agency if you have questions about child support,” the statement concluded.

Preble County Commissioners and PC Child Support Enforcement Agency staff recognized Child Support Awareness Month with a proclamation presented Monday, August 1.

Contact Callista Kisling at 937-683-4056.

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