The Ohio child support program impacts more children than any other public program in Ohio, except public education. One in three children are affected by the program.
Ohio bases its child support program on the fundamental belief that children deserve financial support. If children truly are our future, then it is imperative that the child support program aid in the healthy development of children, including the emotional and financial support of both parents.
The child support program ensures parents financially support their children when they are living apart. The program provides many important services, which include collecting child support for families, establishing the legal relationship between children and their parents, enforcing court orders and health insurance coverage.