Request from past Commissioner Turetsky

Past Commissioner Vicki Turetsky contacted me in hopes that she could gather some information from our tribal child support programs for a toolkit she is preparing for the Aspen Institute.   She is currently working on a fact sheet of setting and modifying orders, and another on procedural justice.   Commissioner Turetsky has asked if I could […]

2021 NTCSA Conf

Good Morning Tribal Directors,   I have been asked by the NTCSA Board to send out a survey on whether you, or any of your staff, plan on attending the 2021 NTCSA Conference at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut this year.   We are currently looking at some dates in October of this year.  Could […]


Good Morning to all.  I just wanted to remind everyone that our 2020 NTCSA Annual Training Conference is fast approaching.  It is shaping up to be one of our best conferences so far.   It is being held at the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in beautiful Tulsa, Oklahoma.   We will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary […]

Chippewa Cree Director Resignation

Good Afternoon Everyone! I am writing today to inform you all that I am resigning from my position as Child Support Director for the Chippewa Cree Tribe. I have accepted a new position at another organization and my last day here will be December 17, 2019. The Tribal Council has not selected an Interim Director […]

501 C 3 Status – Application 1023 for Recognition of Exemption

Our committee has completed a majority of the work assigned to get Application ready to submit to IRS. However as you will see from the attached documents there are a number of issues that need addressing by the entire association. A big issue is our start-up date as it pertains to written documentation. Please review […]

Annual Tribal Budget Consultation

I received a letter from a – Jack Kalavritinos, as Director of the Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs.  I am sure others did as well. Do must tribes send representatives or participate in DC or listen in to the planning calls. Isn’t this an avenue to propose the reduction in the Tribal Match. Maybe that […]

Tribes who calculate both parents income for CS amount

Are there any tribes here that utilize both parents income to determine the child support amount? If so, are you willing to share your calculation method with me? We currently use only the NCP’s income but would like to get away from that. 


Our office at Three Affiliated Tribes is considering moving into an enhanced use of texting for communication with CP and NCP. Do any Tribal Programs currently use a texting program as part of their programs? If so what type of system do you use, how much do you pay, and how is it working? Does […]


I was informed that the organization developed or has access to a list of items that would qualify as in-kind match. Can I be guided to where I can look at what has been developed?  I was informed that the organization developed or has access to a list of items that would qualify as in-kind […]