"Defend the poor and fatherless;
Do justice to the afflicted and needy."
Breitbart Texas reports:
Under the leadership of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the office’s Child Support Division received an Exemplary Performance Award from the Western Interstate Child Support Enforcement Council (WICSEC). The award recognizes a state, regional, county or tribal program that consistently and comprehensively exemplifies excellence in child support enforcement. The award was accepted for Attorney General Abbott by Charles Smith, Deputy Attorney General at the WICSEC 2014 Annual Training Conference in San Diego, California.Good for Abbott; read the whole thing here.
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 statement from the Attorney General’s Office. According to the Fiscal Year 2013 Preliminary Data Report 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.
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.