Oregon Child Support Program

News and Announcements

  • NEW: Office Move! - The Clackamas County District Attorney Office, Family Support Division moved on Wednesday, March 25.

  • 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

  • NEW: 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.

  • New Child Support Rules:
         Notice of Proposed Rulemaking filed 2/4/15
         Temporary Rulemaking effective 2/4/15

  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) - You may qualify! Tax credits range from $2 to $6,143. Learn More

  • 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