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State Senator Scott Oelslager (R - North Canton) was recently appointed to the Child Support Guideline Advisory Council (CSGAC) by Ohio Senate President Tom Niehaus (R - New Richmond). This noteworthy council will review the guidelines used to determine the amount of child support orders paid by Ohioans. The CSGAC will provide input to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services which will submit a report of its findings to the Ohio General Assembly.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in such an important council. It is a healthy practice to pause and review our system that impacts countless children and families in Ohio," Oelslager said. "It will be a privilege to work along side professionals advocates with goals of protecting and advancing the welfare of our children."

The CSGAC meets every four years and assists the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services in examining Ohio's child support schedules and worksheets to make sure the system is adequately providing for the needs of children.  The discussions and negotiations of the Council will result in recommendations to the Ohio General Assembly regarding possible changes. The Council consists of representatives who will bring a diverse perspective to the table for discussion, including lawmakers, domestic relations attorneys, judges, members of Ohio's child support enforcement agencies, and individuals who both owe and receive child support. "Senator Oelslager is an experienced legislator who understands the importance of ensuring the health and well-being of our children, and his knowledge will be an asset to the CSGAC as it completes its work," Niehaus said.
Senator Oelslager represents Ohio's 29th District which contains a portion of Stark County. He serves as Chair of the Senate Health, Human Services & Aging Committee. For more information, please visit
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