OCSE Staff with Judge Gallaher in 2012

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Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE)

The primary purpose of our program is to assist two-parent households support their children. OCSE collects and disperses child support for tribal members and tribal employees that would otherwise remain uncollectable or significantly delayed. 

CTUIR OCSE became a comprehensive IV-D program in 2008. We offer culturally appropriate case management. Our services assist children in receiving child support in a respectful and supportive manner which:

  • Protects our tribal community and children

  • Provide the highest standard to our families and community

  • Encourages and empowers families to work together

  • Promulgates, promotes and protects CTUIR sovereignty

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CTUIR OCSE partners with states and tribes to serve families. CTUIR’s Family Law Code authorizes us to verify employment for employees working for tribal entities or enterprises. If you are interested in applying for our services, please print the Application for Services and turn it into our office at the Nixyaawii Governance Center. The Application is located under the "Forms" tab of the Department of Public Safety page.

Why apply for CTUIR OCSE Services?

Parents have a legal duty to support their children. Child support orders ensure both parents are consistently involved in the financial well-being of a child. In 2014, we collected $38,248 from tribal dividends and an additional $2,831 from five voluntary payments. For some families, dividend garnishment may be the only child support available. Our total collections in 2014 were $355,458.00.        

Outreach Efforts

To keep our families, partners, and the community aware of what is happening in the field of child support and utilize cultural traditions, we author and distribute The Family Support Newsletter on a quarterly basis. Let us know about an upcoming event and we’ll share it in the newsletter! We also offer presentations to youth and employers. Our primary outreach event is the Annual Halloween Costume Exchange. We accept donations for our costume exchange year-round at our office. Past and current issues of the Family Support Newsletter are located under the Public Safety "Forms" tab.