WHEREAS, child support strengthens families and invests in the future of our children, our communities, and our state; and,
WHEREAS, the Michigan child support program exists to encourage and facilitate means by which children receive the emotional and financial support they need from both parents; and,
WHEREAS, child support workers, employers, many state and county departments, hospitals, and community partners cooperate to ensure citizens receive quality child support services; and
WHEREAS, the efforts of dedicated professionals who work in Michigan’s child support program helped collect an average of $622,566 per worker in 2012; and,
WHEREAS, Michigan continues its national leadership role in child support collections distributed with $1.33 billion distributed in 2012.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, Governor of the State of Michigan, do hereby proclaim October 2013 Child Support Month in Michigan.