Archuleta County Department of Human Services receives recognition for work in child support

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The child support division of Archuleta County Department of Human Services (DHS) was recently recognized for its work  by the state of Colorado.

The department’s members attended a conference in June, and was one of three departments across the state of Colorado to be recognized for meeting a series of performance goals.

The performance indicators include paternity establishment, percent of current child support paid, percent of cases with court order and percent of arrears cases with a payment.

The award was presented by the Colorado Office of Economic Security, Division of Child Support Services.

Matthew Dodson, director of DHS, said, “Receiving such recognition is an incredible acknowledgment of the hard work that the child support staff do on behalf of children. I am quite proud of the hard work the department’s staff has done.”

According to Dodson, the mission of child support is to ensure that children receive financial and medical support from parents.

This is accomplished by locating noncustodial parents, establishing paternity and supporting obligations through the courts and enforcing those obligations.

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