The Clark County District Attorney Family Support Division (DAFS) collected over $132 million in child support payments in the last year. This is money that is collected on behalf of custodial parents, and directly benefits their children. Clark County DAFS is responsible for 59% of Nevada's entire child support enforcement program caseload.
"Yet another record-breaking year," said District Attorney Steve Wolfson. "I am very proud of the great work done by our DAFS team. Their dedication to helping the families in Clark County continues to exceed expectations. In addition to our employees, I want to thank our community partners and the courts on the DAFS campus. Because of our combined efforts, even more custodial parents and their children are receiving the funds they need for the basics in life."
"In addition to the record-breaking amount collected for the children of Clark County, we have surpassed all of the federal performance measures goals set for the last fiscal year," said DAFS Director Jeff Witthun. "Our success in paternity establishment, child support order rate, current support collections and arrears collections exceeded the goals we set at the beginning of the year. In fact, we had record numbers in three of these categories. I could not be more proud of the hard-working employees in my division."
Custodial parents do not need to pay to open a case with DAFS. Services offered to custodial parents include assistance in getting a child support order, or enforcement or modification of an existing order. DAFS also offers many programs to assist non-custodial parents with fulfilling their obligations to support their children and stay connected to them.