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Child Support Enforcement Program, Florida Department of Revenue, Report No. 00-24, December 2000
 
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The Department of Revenue is responsible for administering Florida’s Child Support Enforcement Program. Florida’s Child support Enforcement Program serves over one million children by assisting in the establishment, collection and enforcement of orders to pay child support. Program performance can be improved while reducing costs to taxpayers by focusing on the following three areas:
  • reducing reliance on the state general revenue fund by maximizing use of all available federal funding sources and recouping court assessed administrative expenses from non-custodial parents, 
  • identifying and implementing best practices to improve the process for establishing and enforcing child support orders, and
  • placing greater emphasis on promoting voluntary compliance with child support orders by providing training and education to non-custodial parents who are unable to pay or do not fully understand the process.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Child Support
Department of Revenue

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 08-48 Department Process Changes Resulted in Fewer Administrative Child Support Orders Than Expected, published in August 2008.
  • Report No. 06-63 Administrative Child Support Order Establishment Process Has Not Yet Produced All Expected Benefits, published in September 2006.
  • Report No. 05-36 Progress Report: Division of Retirement Exploring Feasibility of Sharing Call Center Software; Center Hours Not Expanded, published in May 2005.
  • Report No. 03-36 Special Examination: Administrative Establishment of Child Support Is Efficient for Uncontested Cases; Compliance Is Better for Orders Established Judicially, published in June 2003.
  • Report No. 03-13 Progress Report: Child Support Program Has Adopted or Addressed Most Recommendations, published in February 2003.
  • Report No. 00-11 Performance Review: Establishment of the State Disbursement Unit Raises Cost to Process Child Support Payments, published in September 2000.
  • Report No. 99-10 Child Support Enforcement State Case Registry, published in September 1999.
  • Report No. 96-59 Supplemental Analyses, Child Support Collection and Disbursement, Clerks of Circuit Court, published in February 1997.
  • Report No. 96-28 Review of the Collection and Disbursement Processes of the Florida Child Support Enforcement Program, published in January 1997.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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