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Details for Service Child Support Enforcement
Service Name Child Support Enforcement Program Name At-Risk Family Health and Safety Benefits
Goal Provide outreach, support and services to individuals and families identified as being at risk of compromised health and safety to eliminate or reduce those risks.
Objective Assure that families at risk of economic challenges receive health and safety benefits to mitigate those risks.
Division Division of Social Services
Service Description

Child Support Enforcement (CSE) services help families collect child support payments to ensure that both parents financially support their children. Services are provided through county departments of social services or other agencies in conjunction with others such as clerks of court, the judiciary, sheriff departments, municipal law enforcement and employers. CSE offers the following services:


-  Locating non custodial parents. CSE searches to find where the non custodial parent lives and or works and the location of assets the parents may use to provide support.

-  Establishing paternity for children born outside of marriage. CSE establishes the legal father of the child to define a legal responsibility necessary to pursue a support obligation.

-  Establishing support obligations Support obligations are entered as legally binding court orders.

-  Collecting and distributing support. CSE collects support and distributes payments to the family. Records are kept of all court-ordered child support payments that are paid and that are past due.

-  Enforcement. CSE works to ensure the non custodial parent's compliance with the court-ordered support.

Access and Visitation Services

Access and Visitation activities funded through a federal grant provides fatherhood initiatives to improve relationships between non custodial parents and their children. The goal is to increase collections for children and families and to help develop access and visitation by non custodial parents with their children.  The services available through this include:

-         Mediation and counseling

-         Education

-         Development of parenting plans

-         Supervised visitation and development of guidelines for visitation, and neutral pick up and drop off. 

The services provided may vary. Services are based on an assessment of need.

NC has awarded these funds to five (5) Family Court Districts who have hired Access and Visitation Coordinators to oversee and/or provide services; a smaller portion of the funds is also allocated to the Wake Co. Human Ser vice's Working for Kids program for utilization towards program services.


These services benefit children and families in North Carolina.


Web Site https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/social-services/child-support-services Year First Initiated 1975
Available State Wide Yes Geographic Area Served International
Grants Provided No Competitive Bidding No
Competitive Bidding Details
Waiting List No Waiting List Start Date
Number Waiting
Waiting List Details

Income Eligibility
Income Eligibility No
Income Eligibility Method
Income Eligibility Type
Whose Income Eligibility
Income Disregard No
Income Disregard Desc
Income Verified No
Income Verified Method
Income Criteria
Income Eligibility Change
Income Eligibility Method Prior To Change
Income Eligibility Other

Target Population
Age Range Start Age Range End
0 100+

Legal Authority
Authorization Level Authorization Type Citation
Federal Public Law Social Security, Title IV, Part D, 42 U.S.C 1673-6103-6
State Statute G.S. 50.52c, 110-128 through 110-142
State Administrative Rules 10A NCAC 71T

Budget Information
State Fiscal Year (SFY)
As of the month of
Authorized Budget Fiscal Year 2024 SFY 2023-2024 Year To Date Expenditures Balance
Salary and Fringes (1X) 0 0 0
Salary Other (1X) 0 0 0
Operating (2X-5X) 0 0 0
Contracts/Allocations (6X) 0 0 0
Reserves (7X) 0 0 0
Transfers (8X) 0 0 0
Total Requirements 0 0 0
Receipts-Federal 0 0 0
Receipts- Local receipts 0 0 0
Receipts- Other receipts 0 0 0
Total Receipts 0 0 0
General Fund Appropriations 0 0 0
State Local Other
0 0 0
State Local
0 0