The Child Support Enforcement Council (CSEC) is a national association of the leading private child support enforcement agencies. Our member agencies work every day to ensure that children receive their court-ordered support.
The increasing number of parents who deliberately avoid their responsibilities to their families is a national concern. It is estimated that today America’s children are owed more than $106 billion dollars in unpaid support. Private child support enforcement agencies are an important part of the solution to this growing problem.
CSEC is committed to providing effective options to custodial parents who have been unable to secure a consistent payment stream into their homes. CSEC believes that the private and public sector should work together to help families and address this overwhelming need.
CSEC promotes responsible and professional private child support enforcement. CSEC provides educational services and professional development to member agencies to ensure that custodial parents receive the highest possible levels of ethical and professional service from the private enforcement agencies.
Our member agencies are led by a diverse group of professionals. Some of them once ran or worked within state agencies responsible for child support collection. One of them is a custodial parent whose own experience inspired her to start her own firm. Others have devoted much of their careers to fighting for the rights of children.
After ten months of in-depth investigation and research, a well documented report about Child Support Enforcement issued by the U.S. General Accounting Office, shows that private child support enforcement agencies are providing valuable assistance to custodial parents.
Highlights of the GAO Report »