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County child support agency earns statewide recognition

The Ottawa County Department of Job and Family Services has earned statewide recognition for performance by its Child Support Enforcement Agency. The JFS received notification of the “Best Performance on Support Order Establishment in the Medium to Small Caseload Division” award last month. This award is based on the percentage of eligible cases in the county with child support orders established or in existence during the previous federal fiscal year, and is divided into caseload size for all Ohio counties.

Between October 2010 and September 2011, there were 2,022 eligible child support cases in Ottawa County, of which 1,933 contained established child support orders, representing a 95.6 percent establishment rate. During this same federal fiscal year, the Child Support Agency averaged 2,500 cases monthly and collected more than $6.9 million in child and spousal support payments.

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