Thursday

Keep Your Eye on Child Support in Tennessee

I know that our U.S. gubment doesn't need to be handling child support collections, among other things. Yet, I do not have an opinion on privatization of that industry, but what else can be done?

Any thoughts?

We'll see if they really collect support and distribute it to the "children," or if they want to experiment with social policy and engineering with father propaganda.

I've got my eye on you, Maximus!

(emphasis mine)

MAXIMUS Awarded $49 Million Child Support Operations Contract in Tennessee

-Largest Child Support Privatization Contract in the U.S.-

MAXIMUS (NYSE:MMS), a leading provider of government services, announced today that its Human Services North America Division recently won a new, five-year, $49 million contract to provide full-service child support operations with the Tennessee Department of Human Services for the 30th Judicial District in Shelby County.

The effort is the largest privatization contract for child support enforcement services in the nation. MAXIMUS will provide a broad range of child support enforcement services including location and establishment of paternity, support orders, medical support orders, interstate case processing services, and customer service.

Virginia T. Lodge, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Human Services commented,
“Our primary goal continues to be that children of Memphis and Shelby County and throughout our state receive the support to which they are entitled.
For over thirty years, MAXIMUS has operated full-service and specialized-service child support projects throughout North America, helping child support programs improve operations and maximize their resources. To ensure that all children receive support from both parents, child support enforcement agencies partner with MAXIMUS to locate non-custodial parents, establish paternity and support orders, and enforce support payments to families.
“This latest contract award further validates our long-standing presence in our core health human services market as the preferred provider of specialized child support services,”
stated MAXIMUS CEO Richard Montoni.
“MAXIMUS continues to build upon its portfolio of health and human services programs as we broaden our market-leading position. We look forward to working with the Tennessee Department of Human Services to administer this program successfully.”
MAXIMUS is a leading provider of government services and is devoted to providing health and human services program management and consulting services to its clients. The Company has more than 6,000 employees located in more than 220 offices in the United States, Canada, Australia, Israel and the United Kingdom. Additionally, MAXIMUS is included in the Russell 2000 Index and the S&P SmallCap 600 Index.