Oregon Child Support Program

News and Announcements

  • Office Closure - Thursday, Nov. 20 - The Pendleton Division of Child Support office (as well as all state offices in Morrow and Umatilla counties) is closed today due to weather. The Morrow County District Attorney office and the Morrow County Court are also closed. The Umatilla County District Attorney office is on a 2 hour delay, with offices opening at 10:00 a.m. If you need immediate assistance with a Child Support matter please call the Oregon Child Support Program at 503-373-7300 (from the Salem area) or 503-378-8567 (from outside Oregon).

  • Native American Heritage Month - By Presidential Proclamation, November is “National Native American Heritage Month,” honoring the profound ways the First Americans have shaped our country’s character and culture.

  • System Project - In an effort to provide the best service to Oregon families, the Department of Justice and Oregon Child Support Program are engaging in a multi-year effort to replace our computerized child support system.

  • Establish A Parenting Plan - The Oregon Child Support Program received a federal grant to help families develop a parenting time plan. The grant runs through September 2015. We’ve partnered with mediators throughout Oregon who are ready to help you establish your parenting plan. And the best part—it’s FREE!

Director's Message

Kate Cooper Richardson
Kate Cooper Richardson

Raising and supporting children isn’t easy—and it’s harder when you’re on your own. Every day, the Oregon Child Support Program helps more than 450,000 parents provide the financial and emotional support their children need. The Program processes about $1 million a day in medical and child support for our youngest and most vulnerable Oregonians, and is one of the most cost-effective and efficient agencies in the state.

Through the Department of Justice Division of Child Support, and the work of many District Attorney offices, the Oregon Child Support Program offers services that improve the well-being of children, reduce reliance on public assistance, encourage family self-sufficiency, return funds to the state treasury, and save taxpayer money.

As the director of Oregon’s Child Support Program, I'm committed to continuing our tradition of dedicated public service – supporting parents to support children.

Kate Cooper Richardson
Kate Cooper Richardson

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