The Role of the Child Support Services Division (CSSD) in Child Support Matters

  • Children

**This is a free event, no registration required.

How does the Child Support Services Division (CSSD) become involved in a case? Should CSSD be involved in this case? My client receives Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), does she have the right to be involved in this case?

Are these questions you have asked? If so, we hope this program can provide you some guidance and better knowledge of how CSSD works.

This program will provide an overview of how a case becomes known to CSSD, CSSD's role in government and private domestic relations cases, paternity and support matters, use of administrative and judicial enforcement tools, and the collection processes.

Topics include:

  1. Brief overview of CSSD and its function
  2. What is a IV-D Case?
  3. Differences between a IV-D Case and a Non-IV-D Case
  4. How to Convert a Non-IV-D Case to a IV-D Case
  5. Administrative and Judicial Enforcement Tools: What are they? How do they work?
  6. The Wage Withholding Process
  7. Private Collection Agencies


  • Tianna Terry, Esq., Staff Attorney, The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, Family Law Unit
  • Nicole Reece, Esq., Assistant Section Chief, Office of the Attorney General, Child Support Services Division, Policy and Training Unit

This brown bag luncheon program is sponsored by the Family Law Section.

  • Contact:
    DC Bar Sections Office