Mission Statement


"The Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma recognizes that both parents must provide support for their children. By providing a single agency under the Ponca Tribe for child support enforcement with strong leadership and direct accountablility. Ponca children and families will prosper thereby increasing self-sufficiency and strengthening the integrity of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma."


Background


On April 01, 2006, the Ponca Tribe was awarded start-up funding from the federal office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for Children and Families. The child support office operated under this start-up grant until July of 2008. The child support office is currently offering full services to the community.


The Ponca Tribe child support office represents the best interests of children. The child support office does not represent the individual interest of either parent.



Strategies

 

  • Operate an efficient, child-centered program.
  • Motivate parents to meet the financial and emotional needs of their children.

  • Treat both the custodial and non-custodial parent/guardian equally and keep both parties informed.

  • Provide proactive case management to ensure regular payments of support and to reduce the number of cases in arrearages.

  • Protect the confidentiality of personal information provided to our office as required by law.

  • Provide regular community outreach about child support and our program.

  • Implement effective locate procedures.