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Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed August as Child Support Awareness Month. The month provides a chance to recognize a child’s right to financial support from both parents, including basic support, medical support and child care support. The awareness message will be promoted through a variety of avenues, including lobby displays featuring child support data at the Elmer L. Andersen Human Services Building and 444 Lafayette, and a message to more than 1,500 county child support workers from Wayland Campbell, director of DHS' Child Support Enforcement Division.
According to Campbell, 268,000 children were served by the program in 2011, with more than $600 million in child support distributed to Minnesota families.
More information on child support enforcement is available on the DHS website.