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Posted on: August 9, 2023

[ARCHIVED] August is National Child Support Month

Smiling child holding piggy bank with Child Support Month graphic.

It is estimated that one in every four American children is connected with a child support program. Jefferson County Child Support Services is honoring the month by raising awareness about the importance of child support, how it works, and the resources available to assist parents. Child Support does this by locating parents, establishing paternity and support obligations, modifying court orders, and enforcing these obligations. There is no longer an application fee to receive services.
 
Jefferson County encourages and promotes the involvement of both parents and with the help of Fatherhood Program. Both moms and dads get assistance identifying and overcoming barriers in maintaining a positive role in their children's lives, becoming and maintaining current on financial obligations, and finding on-going support in the community. Through classes and services offered there is peer-based engagement, motivation, and on-going support for the parents in our community. Best of all, services are free.  
 
 Colorado Governor Jared Polis has proclaimed August as Child Support Awareness Month to help ensure that financial support needed to thrive is provided to all children. During these times, it has become even more important to support our children and parents, who are struggling to make ends meet.

Colorado has been among the nation’s leaders in this cause, with a long-standing tradition of exploring new and innovative approaches to improving its service delivery so more families can depend on consistent child support payments. Get involved through the following options:

This month is also a time to salute parents who work hard to make sure their children have the brightest future possible. For more supportive services, see Jefferson County Human Services website

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