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☷ Searchlight, Nevada - District Attorney Family Support Sets a New National Record 19 April 2022
Searchlight, , state Nevada ( By Press Release office)
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The national rankings for Federal Fiscal Year 2021 have just been released , and the Nevada Child Support Program is now ranked 7th in the nation among all States and Territories . Over the last few years , Nevada has consistently held a place in the nation’s top ten and has surpassed each of the five Federal Performance Measures . The program set a new child support record , climbing two places to reach its present rank of 7th .
Clark County DA Family Support Division ( DAFS ) is responsible for 59% of Nevada’s child support enforcement program caseload , managing over 45 , 000 cases . In Federal Fiscal Year 2021 , DAFS collected an impressive $87 , 142 , 908 . 00 .
“I commend the tireless efforts of our DAFS division , ” said District Attorney Steve Wolfson . “They continue to ensure children in Clark County and beyond receive the support they need and deserve . This ranking is a direct reflection of their commitment to improving the lives of children and families . ”
DA Family Support is one of four divisions within the District Attorney’s Office and has over 300 dedicated employees . DAFS employees account for almost half the personnel in the District Attorney’s Office .
“This last year presented an opportunity to expand best practices and implement innovative strategies . We extended customer service hours , improved customer participation in court hearings through remote appearances , and strengthened outreach partners to ensure parents have access to employment resources” said DAFS Director Karen Cliffe .
The national ranking considers five different categories: Paternity Establishment , Order Rate , Current Support , Arrears , and Cost Effectiveness . In addition to their stellar overall ranking , Nevada is also ranked 3rd in the nation for Paternity Establishment .
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