Our mission is to increase the reliability of child support paid by parents when they live apart from their children by:

  • Locating parents;
  • Establishing paternity;
  • Establishing and enforcing fair support orders;
  • Increasing health care coverage for children;
  • Removing barriers to payment, such as referring parents to employment services, supporting healthy co-parenting relationships, supporting responsible fatherhood, and helping to prevent and reduce family violence.


  • To be ranked in the top 10 states nationally for current child support collections;
  • To be recognized nationally as a trendsetter for best practices;
  • To be the best-managed agency in the state of Georgia through fiscal responsibility and customer service.

Division of Child Support Services Director


Tanguler Gray is a pragmatic executive leader with a proven track record in accounting, fiscal operations, customer service, organizational effectiveness and field and state operations. As an experienced leader in enterprise-wide initiatives, she has extensive expertise in lean management (rapid process improvement) methodologies. Ms. Gray presently serves as the IV-D Director for the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Child Support Services. In this role, Ms. Gray has executive responsibility for the Division’s state-wide operational and administrative activities, while helping to fulfill the Department’s vision of building stronger families for a stronger Georgia. As division director, she oversees the management of more than 1,100 employees in 58 local offices, excluding state, region and specialty/hub offices.

Ms. Gray’s more than 25 years of child support-related experience has earned her a well-deserved reputation as a subject matter expert in the human services field. Her vast knowledge has afforded her the opportunity to be a member of the National Child Support Enforcement Association (NCSEA) for six years. As a member of NCSEA, she has served as Secretary, President-Elect and is now serving as President. Ms. Gray is also a member of the National Council of Child Support Directors. She is native of Pelham, Georgia, and a graduate of Valdosta State University.