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File #: 21-0876    Version: 1 Name: Plan of Cooperation between Fresno County Department of Child Support Services and Fresno Superior Court of California
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/30/2021 In control: Child Support Services
On agenda: 10/5/2021 Final action: 10/5/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Approve and authorize the Director of the Department of Child Support Services to execute a Plan of Cooperation between the Fresno County Department of Child Support Services and the Fresno Superior Court of California effective upon execution through July 1, 2025, which includes one automatic 2-year extension ($0).
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Superior Court POC
DATE: October 5, 2021

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Kari Gilbert, Director, Department of Child Support Services

SUBJECT: Plan of Cooperation between Fresno County Department of Child
Support Services and Fresno Superior Court of California

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
Approve and authorize the Director of the Department of Child Support Services to execute a Plan of Cooperation between the Fresno County Department of Child Support Services and the Fresno Superior Court of California effective upon execution through July 1, 2025, which includes one automatic 2-year extension ($0).
REPORT
There is no Net County Cost associated with the recommended action. The purpose of the Plan of Cooperation (POC) is to delineate the respective responsibilities of both agencies for administering Title IV-D services in the County. The current POC expired on September 30, 2021. The California Department of Child Support Services only requires the Fresno County Department of Child Support Services Director signature on the POC. This item is countywide.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

There is no viable alternative action. Approval of the recommended action is required per the agreement between the California Department of Child Support Services and the Judicial Council of California.

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no Net County Cost associated with the recommended action. The Department is fully funded by Federal (66%) and State (34%) revenue sources.

DISCUSSION:

The Fresno County Department of Child Support Services functions as the State's Local Child Support Agency (LCSA) for Fresno County. On September 24, 2019, the Board approved the Director to sign the current POC which expired on September 30, 2021. The primary purpose of the POC is to secure the assistance of the Court to administer the duties as specified in the California Code of Civil Procedures section 259 and the California Family Code section 4251(d). The POC also defines and allocates responsibilities,...

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