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Boone, Campbell Attorneys Recognized for Child Support Work

Boone County Attorney Robert Neace and Campbell County Attorney's office staff attorney Michelle Eviston were recognized by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) for their work in child support.

CHFS announced the state’s 20 top-performing child support collection partners from the past year, and recognized other staff who have increased payments for children served by the child support program.

The winners were announced recently at a ceremony in Frankfort hosted by the CHFS Child Support Enforcement program (CSE), part of the CHFS Department for Income Support (DIS).

The CSE administers child support enforcement for all 120 counties. CSE contracts with local officials to jointly manage the duties. 

DIS Commissioner W. Bryan Hubbard, who leads the CSE Division, thanked the contractors and staff who were recognized.

”The service you provide through Child Support Enforcement helps more than a quarter of a million Kentucky children,” he said. “That work is helping build a better future for all of them. Through your work, you promote parental responsibility so that children receive support from both parents -- even when they live in separate households. It’s a noble calling and you define the spirit of public service.”

Hubbard said he was also pleased to help honor the state’s top performing contractors and administrative staff.

Contracting officials are ranked based on their paternity establishments, the establishment of child support orders, child support collections and past-due collections.

Neace was recognized for work in a top-performing county with 4,000 or more cases.

Eviston was honored with the John R. Fendley Child Support Attorney of the Year award.

-Staff report