DIRECTOR Melissa Mauer-Smith 

County Prosecutor
Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney
Family Support Division 
324 E. 11th Street, Suite 1100
Kansas City, MO 64106-2421
(816) 881-3171
(816) 881-3184 Fax
The mission of the Family Support Division of the Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is to serve the families of the County by working with parents and guardians to:

  • Find a parent

  • Establish legal fatherhood for a child

  • Obtain a child support order, including a provision for health care coverage

  • Collect child support payments

  • Enforce medical support provisions

  • Review support orders for modification, if appropriate

  • Work with other states to pursue any of these actions

In support of this mission, the Division is committed to the following goals:

  • To enhance awareness of the mission of the Prosecuting Attorney's Office - Family Support Division

  • To give priority attention to the interests and needs of children

  • To establish orders for children in need of support, including establishment of paternity, when necessary

  • To enforce obligations using appropriate remedies, when necessary, and to monitor compliance with those obligations











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