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County considers adding child support enforcement caseworker

New support enforcement cases not being activated

Logan County Commissioners are considering reinstituting one position to handle new child support enforcement cases, more than a year after that position, and five others, were eliminated as part of a restructuring within the local child support enforcement department.

Susan Bailey-Evans, director of Logan County Job and Family Services which oversees Logan County’s Child Support Enforcement Agency, presented a quarterly update Thursday to Commissioners Tony Core, John Bayliss and Dustin Wickersham. She said restructuring and new efficiencies implemented in February 2013 have helped stabilize CSEA financially, and might even allow the county to afford another caseworker.

Logan County currently is unable to activate new criminal cases against parents — mostly fathers — who are behind on their child support, Ms. Bailey-Evans said by phone after Thursday’s meeting.

 

 

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