The general purpose and mission of the Child Support Enforcement Program is derived from Title IV-D of the Social Security Act by striving to enhance the well-being of the parents or guardians of child(ren) by assuring that assistance in obtaining support including financial and medical is available to children through locating parents, establishing paternity, establishing support obligations and monitoring and enforcing those obligations.
The Jefferson County Child Support Agency achieves the purpose of Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, the interests of Jefferson County and the interest of the State of Wisconsin by striving to do the following:
- Provides services in a fair, consistent and non-discriminatory manner.
- Builds relationships and partnerships with the courts, the community and ancillary service agencies to promote the purpose of our program.
- Dedicates a team effort that improves the health and well-being of the children who trust us to advocate with creativity and passion on their behalf.
This program is a cooperative county, state and federal effort designed to ensure that all children are supported by both parents. The goals of this program include:
- Identifies every child’s father (establishing paternity)
- Locates absent parents
- Establishes and enforces child/family support orders
- Establishes and enforces medical support orders