Guiding Principles

The purpose of Colorado’s Child Support Services (CSS) Program is to make sure that children receive regular financial support from both parents. CSS offers different types of services to meet the needs of families.

Colorado’s CSS Program is committed to providing a family-centered service delivery model that both promotes, and addresses barriers to, consistent child support payments. Through our two-generation service model, we align and coordinate child support services to meet the needs of all family members.  
We work in partnership with other divisions in the Colorado Department of Human Services to design and deliver high-quality human services that improve the safety, independence and well-being of the people of Colorado.
CSS staff – at the state office and in county child support offices across Colorado – are dedicated to helping you provide for your family. The safety and well-being of children is our top priority.
This website is designed to guide parents and caretakers through the process of applying for child support services and receiving child support payments, as well as help employers understand their role in a child support order.
If you have questions or need help, click on the Contact Us link on any page of this website.