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Policy

It is our policy to provide appropriate referrals to families who are seeking child support from a non-custodial parent.

Procedure

  1. When identified as a need or when a parent requests information in regards to delinquent or inadequate child support payments, referral will be made to:
    1. Oregon Department of Justice
      Division of Child Support (DCS)
      24 hour toll free number in Oregon:
      (800) 850-0228(touch tone)
      (800)850-0224 (rotary)
      http://dcs.state.or.us/faqs.htm
  2. The family advocate/community childcare specialist will provide referral as appropriate and assist the parent in taking the steps necessary to receive delinquent child support.
  3. Information regarding referrals to procure child support will be included in the Head Start Resource Directory and all parents will be receiving this at the beginning of the school year. Parents who need this information should be directed to the Division of Child Support’s Internet website:  dcs.state.or.us

This policy complies with Head Start Performance Standard 45CFR Section 1304.40.
It was approved by Policy Council on September 9, 1997.

Updated July 8, 2002