At Sacramento County DCSS, our mission is to enhance the lives of families. We do this by helping parents stay involved in the support and well-being of their children. Studies show that having each parent involved in a child’s life improves overall well-being – they are likely to do better in school, have lower dropout and incarceration rates, go on to college, and lead happier and healthier adult lives.
Each family is different and we work to customize our assistance to your specific situation and needs. For example, you might need help with genetic testing, establishing court orders, modifying child support amounts or fitting child support payments into your budget. If you are the parent paying support, we can help if you’ve lost your job, your driver’s license or passport has been suspended, or you owe back support payments. If your children live with you, and you could benefit by receiving child support from the other parent, we can help in facilitating the collection of payments. Services are free or very low cost.
We recognize that balancing the needs of your children, relationships and finances can weigh on you and that navigating the complex legal system can be very challenging. DCSS is here to assist parents with the child support system knowing it can be a complicated process. Supporting your children today will shape their future!
We are here to help you with your child support needs. You don’t have to do it alone. Let us be your partner – and your bridge to a world of possibilities.
To learn more about the Sacramento County Department of Child Support Services, visit our website
or call 866-901-3212.