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Breakout Session

Child Support: It’s Not (Just) What You Think

3:30 PM – 4:45 PM ET

Explore the fundamentals of child support programs, policies and practices, the relationship between states and the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement, and the cost-avoidance benefits of participating in the federal child support program. States share examples of how they use child support programs to strengthen family economic security, enhance child development and increase employment among noncustodial parents.


Melissa Johnson
Director of Regional Operations, Office of Child Support Enforcement (OSCE)

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Yvette Riddick
Director of Division of Policy and Training, Office of Child Support Enforcement (OSCE)

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Sarah Scherer
Policy Associate, NCSL Children & Families Program

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NCSL Resources

Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) Fundamentals for State Lawmakers Resources