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  • Children thrive in safe, caring, supportive families and communities Title IV-D Child Support DCS Child Support Bureau - Prosecuting Attorney Collaboration IPAC Winter Conference December 12, 2014 Cynthia Longest, Deputy Director Indiana Department of Child Services, Child Support Bureau (CSB)
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  • Children thrive in safe, caring, supportive families and communities Title IV-D Child Support Basics Title IV-D of the Social Security Act Highly federally funded, regulated and complex Indianas IV-D organizational structure is unique Cooperative Agreements between DCS CSB and elected Prosecutors, Clerks, and some Courts Collaboration between CSB and Prosecutors is critical to providing financial support for children
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  • Children thrive in safe, caring, supportive families and communities Title IV-D Child Support Basics IV-D Services: Locate, Establishment, Enforcement IV-D and non- IV-D Services: Payment Processing Complex mandatory statewide computer system ISETS used for A to Z management of cases and money processes almost $1 billion in child support Funding Federal Financial Participation (FFP): 66% Incentive Funds based on performance
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  • Children thrive in safe, caring, supportive families and communities Title IV-D Child Support Basics IV-D caseload approx. 287,000 ( around 16 th in nation) Populations served: Applicants for public assistance (TANF); IV-E (Foster Care) cases; Medicaid applicants who wish services; Custodial parents who pay a one-time $25 fee Interstate cases of all of the above Breakdown: 4% current recipients of TANF or IV-E 45% former recipients 51% never recipients Vast majority of money collected goes straight to families
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  • Children thrive in safe, caring, supportive families and communities CSB Prosecutor - IPAC Collaboration Examples Legislation New computer system project (INvest) Supreme Court Child Support Guidelines Reviews IV-D Writ/Warrant Registry IV-D Policy Committee Public Outreach materials Incarcerated Parent outreach Conferences/Training Sessions
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  • Children thrive in safe, caring, supportive families and communities Six Things Attend IV-D Session of Newly Elected Prosecutor Training (Feb 2015) Sign IV-D Cooperative Agreement timely Participate in INvest activities CSB has 18 Regional Field Consultants Understand your performance stats IV-D is your biggest caseload and impacts a high percentage of your constituents