HILLSBORO, Ore.- The Washington County District Attorney’s Office is pleased to report that its child support division is the top-collecting division of its kind in Oregon. The DA’s Office child support division assists with the establishment, administration, and collection of child support orders to help children and parents in Washington County. 

According to figures provided by the state, the Washington County DA’s Office child support division collected more than $24 million in current obligations for children and parents during the federal fiscal year of September 2020 to September 2021. Including both current obligations and those in arrears, that number jumps to more than $31 million. That is the highest collection amount statewide. 

What’s more, the Washington County DA’s Office child support division is one of only three across Oregon to meet federal performance benchmarks to qualify for 100% of available federal matching funds, which saves local county resources. And the Washington County DA’s Office child support division continues to build on this momentum as it posted the highest collection numbers in the state during the first quarter of this federal fiscal year. 

Washington County District Attorney Kevin Barton says the work of the DA’s child support division is critical to supporting children and parents in our community.

“Our DA’s Office child support division works to help parents and children receive the court-ordered support they need.  Ensuring kids have a stable home environment helps keep Washington County safe, which is the mission of the District Attorney,” DA Barton said. 

Senior Deputy District Attorney Ana Maria Carter oversees the Child Support Division. SDDA Carter says these figures reflect the hard work of her team.

“Our unit’s unfaltering dedication to the families of Washington County helps ensure that our county’s children have the support they need to grow in a stable and safe environment.”  

In addition to collecting child support funds, the Washington County DA’s Office child support division also helps parents establish paternity, establish a child support or medical support order, or modify an existing order. More information can be found here.

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Stephen Mayer
Public Information Officer
February 25, 2022