Child Support

We put proven technology and processes to work for the families
who count on you.”

Jeff Eckert, Practice Director, Child Support
Jeff Eckert

Child Support

It’s important that your child support program uses resources efficiently to implement high-impact solutions that support your mission. CSG helps you maximize your child support capabilities using program modernization strategies based on best practices and practical experience.

CSG'S Expertise in Action

 
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Nevada's Automated Child Support Enforcement System

 
Carson City
Carson City

The Nevada Division of Welfare and Support Services (DWSS), Child Support Enforcement Program oversees the State’s more than 200,000 child support cases per year. To improve the delivery of services and operational efficiency, DWSS is replacing its aging child support system with the Nevada Child Support Enforcement Automated System (NCSEAS).

PMO by CSG SM

DWSS selected CSG to provide PMO services throughout the NCSEAS implementation. CSG’s full-service PMO assures the system implementation achieves the State’s goals, including flexibility to adapt to changing business needs, upgrade of aging legacy system architectures, increased cost efficiency, and support of federal performance measures that can lead to increased incentive funds.

CSG develops and executes a comprehensive, integrated project management plan including project governance, communications, risk and issue management, requirements validation and management, organizational change management, training support, and master project schedule management.

DWSS is committed to its mission of providing quality services that enable Nevada families to achieve their highest levels of self-sufficiency. CSG’s PMO services help assure the State’s objectives are achieved.

Indiana's Child Support Verification and Enforcement System

 
Indianapolis
Indianapolis

The Indiana Department of Child Services administers child support, child protection, adoption, and foster care throughout the State of Indiana. In order to better serve children and families, DCS is implementing the Indiana Verification and Enforcement of Support System (INvest), an automated child support enforcement system to improve the delivery of child support services through increased automation, enhanced data quality and security, and advanced technology architecture.

QA by CSG SM

DCS selected CSG to provide Quality Assurance services to help reduce risks and assure a high level of quality is planned, assessed, and maintained throughout the INvest system modernization effort. CSG’s experienced QA project team, proven quality management methodologies, and TeamCSG tools assure INvest Governance processes and standards are well-defined, implemented and adhered to; project performance is accurately tracked and reported; and all project activities efficiently support DCS’ business objectives.

Indiana is dedicated to providing excellent support to the children and families of Indiana. CSG’s Quality Assurance services help the State meet its objectives and maximize its return on investment.

Child Support Modernization in Oregon

 
Salem
Salem

The Oregon Child Support Program is a partnership between the Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ) and county District Attorneys' Offices to enhance the well-being of children by providing child support services to families. In order to improve program efficiency and meet the needs of the people who depend on these services, DOJ is implementing a “hybrid” modernization solution for its Child Support System Project, blending components and best practices from systems in California, Michigan, and New Jersey.

QA by CSG SM

Oregon selected CSG to provide independent Quality Assurance (QA) services to support the successful implementation of their Child Support System Project. CSG developed a comprehensive Quality Management Plan, conducted vendor and system transfer quality control reviews, and provides ongoing quality assessment and evaluation reporting on project activities. CSG uses its proven TeamCSG℠ QA tools to provide in-depth risk assessment and testing services throughout the implementation.

Oregon is committed to making sure every child receives the financial support they deserve. CSG is here to help build the systems that support that mission.

Arizona Division of Child Support Services Feasibility Study

 
Phoenix
Phoenix

The Arizona Division of Child Support Services collects over $700 million a year, providing services for more than 320,000 families. In an effort to increase child support collections and improve child support enforcement processing throughout the State, DCSS is modernizing its Arizona Tracking and Locate System (ATLAS) for child support services.

Strategy by CSG SM

DCSS selected CSG through a formal solicitation process* to assist in analyzing alternatives to enhance or replace ATLAS. CSG is conducting a Feasibility Study including business process reengineering, requirements definition, alternatives analysis, and a formal Cost Benefit Analysis following the Office of Child Support Enforcement requirements for child support system modernization.

DCSS is committed to advancing the technology, data security, and decision support functions of ATLAS to better support the families who depend on them. CSG is there to help.

*For a complete review of the process please visit: https://procure.az.gov/bso/

Illinois' Child Support Modernization

 
Springfield
Springfield

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) administers the State’s child support program, providing services to over 500,000 families. To more effectively provide these services, HFS has launched a project to modernize its statewide Child Support Information System.

Strategy by CSG SM

HFS selected CSG to guide this critical strategic planning initiative. CSG analyzed the existing systems and business processes, leveraging our innovative TeamCSG℠ Child Support Maturity Model to identify targeted modernization objectives for the program. We also conducted a system Feasibility Study and formal Cost Benefit Analysis aligned with the Office of Child Support Enforcement requirements.

The resulting comprehensive modernization plan supports HFS’ goals of improving service access and delivery, coordinating programs, increasing operational efficiency, ensuring program integrity, and enhancing data-based decision making.

Together, CSG and HFS are working to ensure Illinois provides the most effective and efficient child support services to the children and families who depend on them.

Illinois Court Order Interface Project

 
Springfield
Springfield

An important component of Illinois’ Child Support Modernization Plan is the Court Order Interface project, a collaboration between the Illinois Division of Child Support Services and local County Circuit Clerks to electronically exchange court order data. The State is using the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM), a standards-based approach to exchanging information, to streamline the electronic exchange of court order data.

CSG Provides NIEM Expertise

CSG is providing project management and information exchange expertise to help Illinois increase interoperability between state and county governments, improve accuracy of court order data, safeguard personal information, and increase the speed and timeliness of child support collections and disbursements.

Illinois is leading the nation as one of the first states with independent court case management systems to attempt such a modernization. This project increases communication and partnership between the courts and child support and serves as the foundation for future data exchanges.

Illinois is dedicated to improving outcomes for families in the State who depend on timely execution of child support orders. CSG is here to help meet this goal.

Maryland Child Support Program Modernization

 
Annapolis
Annapolis

The Maryland Department of Human Resources, Child Support Enforcement Administration (CSEA) serves over 220,000 families through 24 county programs. In order to provide the highest quality services for Maryland families and continue to increase performance on federal indicators for additional funding, CSEA launched a modernization effort focused on program performance and efficiency.

CSG’s Business Process Reengineering for Performance Improvement

CSEA engaged CSG to provide business process reengineering focusing on performance improvement. Applying child support expertise and industry best practices, CSG assisted CSEA in developing and implementing a Business Process Reengineering Plan to streamline workflows and processes. The CSG team also implemented a Performance Improvement Plan, which increased CSEA’s performance on federal indicators in targeted areas.

The State of Maryland is committed to providing efficient, high-impact child support services to the children and families who depend on them. CSG is there to help.