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Supplemental Analyses Child Support Collection and Disbursement Clerks of Circuit Court, Report No. 96-59, February 1997
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  • The Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) was directed by Ch. 96­305, Laws of Florida, to conduct a review of the state's process for collecting and disbursing child support payments. Our review determined that Florida's current system would not meet the new federal requirements. We presented options for bringing the state into compliance and increasing efficiency in processing child support payments (OPPAGA Report No. 96-28).
  • As part of our review, we analyzed data on collecting and disbursing child support payments by the Clerks of Circuit Court. This supplemental report provides detailed analyses of Clerk's (1) revenues and costs, (2) per payment revenues and costs, (3) collection, disbursement, and other child support activity costs, and (4) fee revenues compared to collections and other related costs.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

State Court System
Supreme Court
Circuit Courts
County Courts
Child Support Enforcement

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • 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. 96-28 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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