Professionals & Partners

 

The Department of Social Services operates under federal and state laws and policies to:

  • Establish fatherhood
  • Set realistic orders
  • Collect payments
  • Reduce child support debt

 

However, DSS does not operate alone; DSS works closely with:

  • Partners in the 46 Clerks of Court offices
  • The hospitals across the state
  • Employers and financial institutions across the country
  • Other states and the federal government to ensure cases are handled appropriately when they cross state lines.

 

Community partners such as:

 

 

 

 

 

 


As part of its reform efforts, SCDSS entered into a Final Settlement Agreement regarding the Michelle H., et.al. federal class action lawsuit and has committed to short-term, intermediate, and long-term systemic improvements for children in foster care.

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