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Red Cliff Child Support Services Agency.

Mission Statement
The Red Cliff Child Support Services Agency (RCCSSA) is dedicated to providing services that are delivered implementing the seven Core Anishinaabe Values; respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, generosity, truth, humility and love as our service delivery process. Our goal is to work with parents so they may provide support for their children financially, medically and emotionally, keeping in mind at all times that the children come first.

Red Cliff Child Support Services Agency became an official Child Support Agency on July 1, 2014, after approval of our comprehensive plan from the Federal Department of Health and Human Service / Administration for Children and Families / Office of Child Support Enforcement. The program is governed by the Red Cliff Tribe and by the Federal Office of Child Support (OCSE). Collaborative partnerships with the State of Wisconsin Bureau of Child Support (BCS) also made this agency possible. There are overarching federal uniform laws that regulate intergovernmental (jurisdiction) case processing.

About the Reservation
The Red Cliff Reservation was created through a series of treaties between the U.S. Government and the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians (Red Cliff Band), the most recent being the treaty of 1854. The reservation is approximately one mile wide and 14 miles long, located at the top of the Bayfield Peninsula, on the shores of Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin. The village of Red Cliff, the location of tribal offices and businesses, is three miles north of Bayfield Wisconsin, a popular tourist community adjacent to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. The reservation population is 924, primarily Native American.

Why does Red Cliff have a Child Support Agency?
The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians receives funding from the Federal Government to operate the Red Cliff Child Support Services Agency under the Title IV-D of the Federal Social Security Act (42 USC 654 et.al.).

Services

Program Contact Info:
Website - http://www.redcliffchildsupport.com/
Location - Makwa House
37270 Community Rd.
Bayfield, WI 54814
Phone: 715-779-3769
Fax: 715-779-3771

Staff:
Alana Babineau, Child Support Director ext. 3001 alana@redcliff-nsn.gov
Tish Keahna-Kruzan, Child Support Attorney ext. 3005 Tish.Keahna@redcliff-nsn.gov
Michelle Charette-Goodwin, Financial Specialist/Paternity ext. 3004 Michelle.Charette.Goodwin@redcliff-nsn.gov

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