Once again Gila County leads the nation in child support collection and enforcement.
The Payson Roundup reports that the county attorney’s Child Support Division collected $5.3 million in child support during the last fiscal year.
This is the second time in recent years that the division ranked No.1 in the nation based on five federal standards. It is also the third time in a row that the county’s Child Supprt Division received a perfect score on an internal assessment audit.
Only four counties in Arizona manage their own child support enforcement programs. The other counties leave child support collection to the state attorney general’s office.
More than 100 child support hearings are held in an average week in Gila County.