Child Support

Child Support
The Child Support Enforcement Unit’s primary purpose is to establish and obtain financial support for dependent children who have been abandoned or deserted by the person responsible for their support.  Establishment for child support services begins with a referral/application from the clients.  The unit also establishes paternity for dependent children.
Mission of Child Support
The Child Support and Enforcement Committee will work to maintain and further develop an efficient, well managed and compassionate Child Support and Enforcement System in North Carolina that is creative, out-come driven and customer oriented.
Guiding Principles
In the conduct of its business, the Child Support and Enforcement Committee will adhere to principles of “Fair Play” including open and frank discussions of relevant issues while respecting and appreciating differing views.  The Committee will share information and demonstrate cooperation among its members.
To the extent possible, decisions making will be by consensus.  Decisions will be viewed within the context of compliance with applicable program rules and regulations, impact on our customer population and the ability of local child support units to implement required changes.
Goals of Child Support
  1. To foster and facilitate mechanisms or opportunities for IV-A and IV-D agencies to recognize and share joint ownership for the establishment, collection and monitoring of child support payments.
  2. To develop and review necessary and required rule, law or programmatic changes with regard to impact on all stakeholders.
  3. To be creative and innovative with the development of new or different approaches to enhancing child support establishment, collections and maintenance of child support payments.
  4. To improve coordination between IV-D agencies and the Foster Care system.
For More Information, please contact:
  • Tarboro Office - Synilla Reaves @ 252-641-7955
  • Rocky Mount Office - Helyn Walston @ 252-985-5031
  • Rocky Mount & Tarboro Office - Ellen Thomas Pullen, Child Support Manager & Deputy Director @ 252-985-5028
Edgecombe County Department of Social Services does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or in the provision of services.