Oregon Child Support Program

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICE!

News and Announcements

  • 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.

  • 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.

August is here, and that means we welcome
Child Support Awareness Month and Oregon Child Support Program's 40th Anniversary!

Child Support Awareness Month

We’ve come a long way in 40 years, so of course we want to honor and celebrate our accomplishments. Here are some figures that illustrate where we started and where we are today in getting child support out to Oregon families.

  1976 2014
Collections $8,188 $363,136,645
Staffing levels 229 708
Number of cases 34,000 230,226
  1994 2014
Paternity established 5,159 16,091
  2006 2012
Locate services 37,074 51,396

Child Support Awareness Month

In addition to celebrating our 40th anniversary, we are promoting parental involvement. The Child Support Program finds that the more involved parents are with their children, the more likely they are to provide the necessary financial support their children need to thrive.

Studies have shown that parental involvement affects children in the following ways:

  • Better grades in school
  • Higher cognitive and language skills
  • Learning more and better performance in school
  • Higher educational attainment
  • Higher IQ’s
  • Less delinquent behavior
  • Decreased use of drugs and alcohol
  • More well-adjusted, happier kids
  • More success in their work

Here are some ideas and information to assist families.

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