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									   Department of Health and Social
                Services
Division of Child Support Enforcement

      Joint Finance Committee Hearing
               Fiscal Year 2013

           Charles E. Hayward
             Division Director
        Thursday February 23, 2012
    DCSE Mission Statement
The DCSE mission is to promote family
independence by reducing dependency of single
parent households through the collection of
monetary child support payments and medical
support from non-custodial parents. This
mission is achieved through the effective use of
paternity establishment programs, aggressive
case processing enforcements techniques,
efficient collection, and prompt distribution of
support payments.

            Delaware Health and Social Services
           DCSE Functions
• Locate Non-Custodial Parents
• Establish Paternity for children born out-of-
  wedlock
• Establish and Modify Cash Court Orders
• Establish Medical Support Orders
• Collect, process and distribute collections
  from non-custodial parents
             Delaware Health and Social Services
         Enforcement Methods
•   Federal & State Tax Refund Intercept
•   Financial Institution Data Match
•   Passport Denial
•   License Suspension
•   Administrative Offsets
•   Child Support Lien Network
•   State Lottery Offsets
•   Federal Insurance Offsets
              Delaware Health and Social Services
             Accomplishments
• Completed Wide-Spread Marketing of the First
  State Family Card

• Sent over 18,000 letters to clients

• Direct Deposit Clients - - 13,163

• First State Family Card Clients - - 10,007



                Delaware Health and Social Services
DElaware Child Support System
           DECSS
• Kick-off the Implementation of DACSES
  Replacement Project
• Contractors in Place
• Staff Reassigned to Project
• Functional and Technical Design Under
  Way

            Delaware Health and Social Services
       Gross Collections &
Annual Average Collections by FTE




        Delaware Health and Social Services
             Caseload Per Worker
                                           2011 Ave     2010 Ave
   County     # of Cases # of Staff
                                           Caseload     Caseload
New Castle     45,313          33            1,373       1,504
Kent           13,739          13            1,057       1,138
Sussex         16,516          11            1,501       1,363
Statewide      75,568          57            1,326       1,392




                  Delaware Health and Social Services
     Performance Challenges
                      FY 2011           FY 2012         FY 2013
                       Actual           Budget         Gov. Rec.

% of Paternity
Establishment            81%               83%           85%




                 Delaware Health and Social Services
FY 13 Governor’s Recommended Budget

• Contractual Services
    • $85.0 for New Hire Reporting Contract

    • $31.4 for Voluntary Acknowledgement
      of Paternity Program


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