The Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department will educate the community about its services at more than 50 special outreach activities in August as part of the annual nationwide celebration of Child Support Awareness Month.
Child Support Awareness Month is held to highlight the importance of child support services and how they can assist families and children.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will help kick off CSAM 2017 on Tuesday, August 1 by presenting a resolution to CSSD Director Dr. Steven J. Golightly and CSSD staff, commending the Department for its work supporting the families and children in L.A. County.
Recently, CSSD was recognized for providing outstanding customer service to families and children when it was given the statewide Outstanding Program Award from the California Child Support Directors Association.
“Our services are critical to the well being of thousands of families and children in our County,” Dr. Golightly said. “We look forward to August as a special opportunity to share information and interact in new ways with the general public, the parents we serve, and our community and government partners.”
Throughout August, CSSD will collaborate with many well-known organizations and agencies including the L.A. County Department of Parks and Recreation, Los Angeles County Office of Education, America’s Job Center of California, Pomona Unified School District, HealthRight 360, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Mothers in Action, San Gabriel Valley Chapter of the American Payroll Association, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Pomona Valley Reentry Resource Fair and the Whittier Community Resource Center.
A highlight of the outreach will be the always well-attended, annual child support workshop for community organizations and government agencies, who like CSSD, provide important services to families and children. The workshop will be held on August 31 at the Liberty Community Plaza in Whittier from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
CSSD serves families by establishing parentage, obtaining child support and medical support orders and enforcing child and spousal support obligations. For more information about child support services, call 866-901-3212, view the website at cssd.lacounty.gov, and follow on twitter @CSSDLA or Like CSSD on Facebook @LACSSD.