The Boards of Supervisors of Colusa, Sutter, and Yolo Counties have approved a shared memorandum of understanding (MOU) which will create a combined, regional child support agency to serve the three counties.
The counties began exploring the potential of regionalizing the three child support programs in January of 2019 which included a complete examination of the various aspects of child support and department operations. During a time when child support allocations from the State of California have been flat for almost two decades, creating a single child support agency would generate increased efficiencies, cost effectiveness, shared key positions, centralized mail processing, and a consolidated training program. With a more strategic use of resources, the agency will be better able to serve its communities’ child support need and continue to provide a high level of customer support and service delivery.
The newly approved agency, titled “The Colusa, Sutter, and Yolo Regional Child Support Agency”, begins January 2, 2021. Each of the three counties will retain a physical child support location to ensure easy access by customers.
“This is a wonderful example of government collaboration! I am proud to be part of this process,” said Colusa County Administrative Officer Wendy Tyler.
“It's a big step for all three counties and I'm looking forward to seeing its continued development,” said Director of the California Department of Child Support Services David Kilgore.
“This is an exciting milestone as we have undertaken a deliberative process including the staff of the three offices, working to design a regional operation that is able to continue to support these three communities.” said Director of Colusa, Sutter, and Yolo County Child Support Offices Natalie Dillon.