Helping parents support their children
The Georgia Fatherhood program has been in existence since January 1997 with many milestones since that time. Unfortunately, many customers don’t become aware of the program until a parent falls behind in their court-ordered child support.
Although the Georgia Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) seeks to educate all parents of the Fatherhood program, most noncustodial parents do not initially need nor qualify for services when they are first contacted by DCSS. In situations where a noncustodial parent is faced with an unexpected loss of a job or they have a substantial decrease in their income, that is the time when they need help.
The Fatherhood program is administered by Georgia DCSS to help a noncustodial parent avoid having to appear before a judge in court. It’s an employment-based service that focuses on providing services that can help the noncustodial parent achieve self-sufficiency. It also encourages parents to increase emotional, parental and financial involvement in the lives of the noncustodial parent’s children.
- Driver’s License Reinstatement
- Child support Services
- GED Enrollment
- Job Training
- Job Search/Placement
- Volunteer Work Opportunities
- Support order modification, where applicable
More importantly, we also educate these parents on the Enforcement process, including income withholding, license suspension process, outreach services, etc. We do this to ensure that they understand the importance of paying support as ordered as well as the consequences of not complying.
For information about the Georgia Fatherhood program and other Community Outreach Services, call 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347) and select option 1 for DCSS, then select 2 for Agent and then select 3 for Outreach. Noncustodial parents also have the option of requesting additional information via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Revised 8/2020