Empowering Fathers Series

The core purpose of the Ventura County Department of Child Support Services is to help families thrive. We are committed to achieving this goal by supporting fathers in playing a more significant role in their children’s lives. Studies suggest that children are more likely to have positive outcomes when fathers play an active role; however, fathers may have obstacles that prevent them from being involved. Our goal through this series is to provide fathers with information that may assist in dismantling some of those barriers. We genuinely hope that the information shared in this series proves to be beneficial to you.

Navigating the Child Support Program

Ventura County Department of Child Support Services

Phone: (866) 901-3212

Text: (805) 316-6272

Fax: (805) 437-8308

E-mail: dcss.outreach@ventura.org

Direct online inquiry: https://www.cse.ca.gov/CustomerConnect/login

Child Custody & Visitation Orders

Family Law Facilitator’s Office

Recorded Information: 805 289-8864

Self-Help Call Center – Family Law: 805 289-8732

The Call Center hours are 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, (except court closures, holidays). The Call Center can provide brief information, assist with accessing court forms, and help litigants with registering for a webinar. The Call Center does not provide full self-help services.

Website: https://www.ventura.courts.ca.gov/self-help.html


Ventura County District Attorney Child Abduction and Recovery Unit

Phone: 805 662-1750

English Flyer: https://www.vcdistrictattorney.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/CARU-Brochure.pdf

Spanish Flyer: https://www.vcdistrictattorney.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/CARU-Brocure-Spanish.pdf 

Employment Services for Job Seekers

Workforce Development Board of Ventura County

Phone: 805 477-5306

Email: has-info.wdb@ventura.org

Website: https://workforceventuracounty.org/

Fresh Start for Justice Involved

Fresh Start Program – Public Defender’s Office

Phone: 805 654-2201. Ask to speak to the law clerk.

Email: pdfreshtart@ventura.org

Website: https://vcpublicdefender.org/felony-expungement/

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