Miami-Style Smart Justice
Investing in Our Future Child Support

State Attorney Fernandez Rundle believes our children are our greatest resource. The SAO is the only prosecutor’s office in the State of Florida that addresses this issue. Our Child Support Program helps children obtain the financial backing they need from their parents. The Program has a long history of success. However, 2019 stands out as our most successful yet. Miami-Dade continued to lead the state in the highest percentage of cases receiving payments and the highest percentage of cases with payments being collected towards past due support. In 2019, we collected an astounding $182,249,903.00 in child support.

Chart 1: Children Receiving Assistance (2020 Snapshot)

This chart provides a 2020 snapshot depicting the children’s demographics.  As it shows, approximately 90% of the children we help are people of color.