August is Child Support Awareness Month

August is Child Support Awareness Month. The Colorado Child Support Services Program works with parents and caretakers to make sure all Colorado kids get the financial support they need to thrive.

Learn more about the program at https://childsupport.state.co.us/.

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WHEREAS, emotional and financial support from Colorado parents is an important component of child success; and

WHEREAS, children can also receive support from caregivers, which helps play an foundational role in supporting the health and wellbeing of the child; and

WHEREAS, the support of parents, extended families, caregivers, and the community helps children grow into healthy, productive adults; and

WHEREAS, Colorado is committed to promoting the health and well-being of all of its children by providing a variety of family-centered child support services to help ensure that parents pay child support on a regular and timely basis; and

WHEREAS, the payment of child support contributes to improved educational attainment for children, and reduced reliance on public assistance programs; and

WHEREAS, this month we salute those parents who support their children and honor the 680 child support professionals who collected more than $345 million for families across the state in 2021; and

WHEREAS, the State of Colorado wishes to educate families about the availability of child support services and to continuously enhance the services that it provides with innovative initiatives aimed at meeting the needs of all family members;

THEREFORE, I, Jared Polis, Governor of the State of Colorado, do hereby proclaim August 2022 as

CHILD SUPPORT AWARENESS MONTH

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