Child Support Resources

California Department of Child Support Services

California State Disbursement Unit(SDU)The State Disbursement Unit (SDU) is responsible for receiving and processing child support payments for individuals with open cases through a local child support agency. The SDU also receives and processes all employer child support wage withholding payments -including child support withholdings from private support orders. The SDU gives parents and employers more options for how child support payments are received and how child support payments are made.

Child Support Directors Association of California - The Child Support Directors Association of California (CSDA) was established in 2001 as a non-profit association to represent the local child support directors of California's 58 counties. The association strives to be of service to local child support agencies (LCSA) in their effort to provide children and families with the financial, medical, and emotional support required to be productive and healthy citizens in our society.

Child Support Publications

Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement

National Child Support Enforcement Association (NCSEA) is the nonprofit, membership organization representing the child support community.

California Child Support Agencies

Links to Child Support Agencies listed by County. 

United States Child Support Agencies

Links to Child Support Agencies listed by State.

Work Area

California Child Support Handbook [PDF](509 KB)

Advocates for Children of San Mateo County - Child Advocates recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers who are matched one-to-one with children in foster care, and who act as advocates, mentors, and caring friends.