The Mission of the Child Support Enforcement Program is to assure that all children receive financial and medical support from each parent. This is accomplished by locating each parent, establishing paternity and support obligations, and enforcing those obligations.
This is accomplished by helping both parents assume responsibility for the economic and social well-being, health, and stability of their children. We recognize that children benefit from positive, ongoing relationships with both parents.
The primary customers of the Child Support Enforcement Program are children in need of support. Secondary customers are the two parents of these children. It is important to recognize the different values and perspectives of those involved in children’s lives and to acknowledge that, while interests may conflict, the physical and emotional needs of the child are paramount.
The Child Support Enforcement Program is a partnership between federal, state, and local child support enforcement agencies and courts, law enforcement agencies, and other entities operating under cooperative agreements with child support enforcement agencies, partners work together to achieve results for children and their parents.
The State Child Support office sets five goals for each county and a total collection amount. This year Montrose County CSEU succeeded in achieving three of the four goals. The amount of child support collected through unemployment in Montrose County increased by 769% for 2009. The
Highlights of 2009
The Montrose County Child Support unit was awarded honors for "Outstanding Medium County for the State of Colorado". There are 22 medium size counties. This was the fifth such award received by Montrose County since 1990.