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Information for Parents

The Office of Child Support Services (OCSS) puts children first by helping both parents provide for the economic and social well-being, health, and stability of their children. The child support program is among the most effective anti-poverty programs in the country, and in New York City alone, the program keeps tens of thousands of low-income families from falling into poverty each year.

Over the years, the child support program has evolved from a system focused on recovering the costs of cash assistance to one that recognizes that having both parents involved in a child's life can bring the child a wide range of benefits.

Many of us at OCSS are parents and would like to share some of the tools and references we feel are helpful to other parents.

Upcoming Presentations

Coming soon.

Parenting Resources