Origins of CSEA
The Child Support Enforcement Agency's (CSEA) evolved from the 1975 Title IVD Program of the Social Security Act.
Title IVD Services were restricted to single parents who were receiving no financial support from absent parents and were receiving cash benefits from the Welfare Department. Many of these parents were victims of abandonment by their spouses or were parents who were caring for children born out of wedlock, and their only method of establishing/enforcing child support and establishing paternity was through the hiring of private legal counsel. The IVD program provided funds for the legal services necessary to serve these children's interests.
In 1982, the federal government realized that by expanding IVD services to any parents needing their services they could greatly reduce Welfare Costs.
To further assist families with absent parents, Ohio passed a law in 1987 combining Title IVD Units with Bureaus of Support to eliminate duplication of services and client confusion. County Commissioners were given several options as to how the newly created Child Support Enforcement Agencies would be governed and the Logan County CSEA was established as a freestanding agency under the Board of County Commissioners pursuant to the guidelines set forth in Ohio Revised Code Section 3201.35.
The agency is legally mandated to provide child support services to recipients of public assistance and nonpublic assistance applicants upon receipt of a properly completed application for IVD services. We are governed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and utilize federal, state and local funding to support operations.