The "FOCAS" Program is a partnership between the Domestic Relations Office, Family District Courts, and the Office of the Attorney General (OAG). Harris County families can receive free assistance to monitor, collect, adjust, or terminate child support and medical support.
Enrollment in this program occurs at the time a party secures a new child support order. A party may enroll by signing the Record of Support Order to request child support services. Cases where a child is receiving Medicaid or TANF are transferred and monitored by the Office of the Attorney General.
FOCAS monitors child support and medical support obligations and engages in efforts to keep obligors in compliance. FOCAS may assist parties with adjusting child support obligations, when appropriate. Support obligations are enforced through income withholdings, tax intercepts, liens, litigation and other methods. In addition, FOCAS offers parent locator services; assistance with enrolling children in health insurance plans; provides employment referrals, and more.
FOCAS is an early intervention program