News and Announcements
Holding Tax Payments - In an effort to minimize financial burden to our families and taxpayers, the Oregon Child Support Program recently made a change to our process regarding federal and state tax payments when the non-custodial parent has filed a joint tax return. All tax payments from joint returns will now be held for six months before distribution. Learn more
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) - You may qualify! Tax credits range from $2 to $6,143. Learn More
Cash and Credit/Debit card payments are now being accepted at six TouchPay kiosk locations. Visit our Division of Child Support branch offices in Albany, Bend, East Portland, Hillsboro, Medford, or the Douglas County Courthouse.
Rules Updated In The Last 90 Days - Permanent Rules Effective 3/30/15
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!
Child Abuse Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is both Child Abuse Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
The Oregon Child Support Program is passionate about our commitment to help and to serve families and children throughout Oregon. In support of these two important goals, we’re sharing some information and available resources.
- More than four children die every day in the United States as a result of child abuse and neglect.
- Over 70% of children who die because of abuse and neglect are younger than three years old.
- Most child victims of abuse or neglect suffer at the hands of someone they know.
- In 2010, there were 188,380 reports of rape or sexual assault in the United States.
- Females are more likely to be victims of rape or sexual assault (182,000) than males (40,000).
- Most rapes committed against women are committed by an intimate partner (spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend) or someone else they know (friend, family member, acquaintance).
The Department of Justice Division of Child Support will recognize Denim Day on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. All staff members are encouraged to wear jeans (denim) to raise awareness of rape and sexual assault. For Denim Day background, click here.
Here are some resources and information on child abuse and sexual assault.
The Oregon Child Support Program has no tolerance for child abuse or domestic violence/sexual assault. Keeping you and your family safe is of highest importance. If you or your children are in an unsafe situation, the Oregon Child Support Program can take additional precautions to protect your information while continuing to provide services that ensure your children have the support they need to grow and thrive. For more information, visit our Child Abuse and Domestic Violence webpage.