CAMARILLO, CA—The County of Ventura’s Department of Child Support Services has launched a new Simplified Enrollment Process for parents to easily enroll for child support services. The new Simplified Enrollment Process streamlines the application, enhances user-friendliness, and aims to increase the completion rate for those seeking services from the Department. Parents will benefit from a faster enrollment process and the support of an online automated assistant that helps parents with the enrollment process.
“We know that parental support and involvement in children’s lives drives positive outcomes—so anything we can do to make accessing our services easier for parents will help children and families in our community thrive,” said Marcus R. Mitchell, Director of the Ventura County Department of Child Support Services.
The Ventura County Child Support Program serves 15,190 children throughout the County. Per the American Community Survey 5-year estimates (2015-2019), it is estimated that 39,751 children in Ventura County live in a single-parent household, and an estimated 30,793 more children live in “other” living situations. In federal fiscal year (FFY) 2021 the child support program served 1 in 5 children in the United States. In California, the child support program served 1.1 million children statewide in FFY 2020. The new Simplified Enrollment Process will make it easier for families and their children who need our services to enroll in the child support program.
The Ventura County Department of Child Support Services (VCDCSS) provides neutral assistance to parents by engaging with and helping them understand the child support process while gaining an understanding of each parent’s current life circumstances. They assist Ventura County families by locating parents, legally establishing parentage, establishing child support and medical orders, enforcing new and existing child support and medical orders, and facilitating the collection of child support payments between parents. The Department ensures that children receive consistent and reliable support from both parents.
To enroll for child support services or for more information, please visit www.ventura.org/child-support-services, call (866) 901-3212, or text (805) 316-6272.