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.
The Georgia Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) seeks to educate all parents through the Fatherhood program. Any customer who has an active IV-D case and established paternity is eligible for our services. A noncustodial parent’s case does not have to be in enforcement function to benefit from our services.
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
- Emotional Wellness Courses
- 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.
Fatherhood program details
For information about the Georgia Fatherhood program and other Community Outreach Services, call (877) 423-4746 and select option 3 for DCSS and you will be connected to an agent. Noncustodial parents also have the option of requesting additional information via email at [email protected].
Last Revised 11/2022