"Defend the poor and fatherless;
Do justice to the afflicted and needy."
Good to know:
NCSEA’s Outstanding Program Award recognizes a state, regional, county or tribal program that consistently and comprehensively exemplifies excellence in child support enforcement. The Texas program was singled out because of its record of exemplary performance, which includes the following rankings:
- First in the nation for total collections
- First in the nation for collections per full-time employee
In other words, Greg Abbott hates women soooooooooooooooooooooo much, he holds their deadbeat ex-husbands accountable for the children they've sired (at minimum cost to the taxpayer)....hashtagWaronWomen!!!
The Texas program ranks first in the nation for collecting more than $3.6 billion in child support for the federal fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2013. According to the Fiscal Year 2013 Preliminary Data Report recently released by the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement, Texas is first among 54 states, territories and districts for the amount of child support collected, the amount of child support collected per employee, and cost effectiveness.
- First in the nation for cost effectiveness
For the past seven years, the Attorney General’s Child Support Division has collected more child support than any other state in the nation – and more than $31 billion has been collected since Attorney General Abbott took office in December 2002. Between 2012 and 2013, Texas’s collections grew by $226 million and accounted for more than 72 percent of the $312 million national increase in child support collections. Texas’s collection growth is especially significant in an economic climate that has resulted in most states experiencing year-to-year declines in child support collections since 2008.
Based on 2013 performance data, Texas leads the country in collections per child support employee. Texas’s collections per employee averaged $1.35 million, compared to the national average of $560,000 per employee. In addition, by collecting $11.61 for every dollar spent, the Texas program ranks first in cost effectiveness, and surpasses the national average of $5.47 by 212 percent.
Today’s award marks the second time that the Texas program has received top honors from NCSEA.