Department of Child Support Services building

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Mission statement

The mission of the Santa Clara County Department of Child Support Services is to promote the well-being of children and the self-sufficiency of families by delivering effective child support services to help meet the financial and medical needs of children. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

News and announcements

Child Support Awareness Month

2022 Pass-Through Increase

Parents currently receiving cash assistance through the CalWORKs program may see an increase of the amount of collected child support passed through to you depending on the number of children you have living in the home.

Child Support Awareness Month

One size does not fit all

San Jose, CA – August is Child Support Awareness Month, recognized in California and nationwide. In partnership with the 47 county and regional child support offices, California Child Support Services invites all parents to Get the Facts about the services available to connect them with the resources they need.

Child Support Awareness Month

No Existe Una Solución Universal

San Jose, CA – Agosto es el mes de Concientización sobre Child Support, el cual es reconocido en California y en todo el país. En asociación con oficinas regionales y las 47 oficinas de los diversos condados, los Servicios de California Child Support invitan a todos los padres a conocer los hechos sobre los servicios disponibles para proporcionarles los recursos que necesitan.

Baby blocks

Santa Clara County DCSS is partnering with Loved Twice

SCC DCSS is partnering with Loved Twice, a non-profit that provides gently used clothing for newborns in need. Each box contains clothing for one boy or girl for the first year of life. One box might contain: 2 blankets, 6 pairs of socks, 6 hats, 1 board book, 10 pairs of pants, 10 short sleeve onesies, 10 long sleeve onesies, 10 sleepers, 5 bibs & 10 extras (overalls, jackets, dresses, diapers, etc…).

Closeup of a child's hand writing on a clipboard

Customer service survey

The Department of Child Support Services requests your feedback! Please take a few minutes to tell us how we are doing by clicking on one of the survey links below. This input will be used to improve our customer service. Your honesty and participation is greatly appreciated.


2023 Child Support Awareness Month Video


2023 Child Support Awareness Month Video