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File #: 16-009    Version: 1
Type: Budget Proposal Status: Passed
File created: 1/22/2016 In control: Judicial Council
On agenda: 2/26/2016 Final action: 2/26/2016
Title: Child Support: Child Support Commissioner and Family Law Facilitator Program Funding Allocation (Action Required)
Attachments: 1. 20160226-16-009.pdf
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Child Support: Child Support Commissioner and Family Law Facilitator Program Funding Allocation (Action Required)

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Summary
Summary
At its meeting on April 17, 2015, the Judicial Council approved the recommendation from the Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee that the AB 1058 Funding Allocation Joint Subcommittee be established to reconsider the allocation methodology developed in 1997 for the AB 1058 Child Support Commissioner and Family Law Facilitator Program. The subcommittee, which included representatives from the Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee (FJLAC), the Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee (TCBAC), the Workload Assessment Advisory Committee (WAAC), and the California Department of Child Support Services (DCSS), was charged with reconsidering the allocation methodology developed in 1997 and reporting back at the February 2016 Judicial Council meeting. The joint subcommittee completed its work in November 2015 after extensive discussions and review of the relevant information.
The joint subcommittee was asked to report back to the Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee, the Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee, and the Workload Assessment Advisory Committee by December 31, 2015, and report back to the council at its February 2016 meeting. This report was provided in response to that directive and included the recommendation of the subcommittee as well as the reports from the three respective advisory committees.

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Recommendation
Recommendation
The AB 1058 Funding Allocation Joint Subcommittee recommended that the Judicial Council, effective February 26, 2016:
1. Continue to allocate funding using the historical funding methodology, coordinate with California Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) on their current review of funding allocations for local child support agencies, and review the funding methodology for the child support commissioners and family law facilitators at the concl...

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