Debt Reduction / Compromise of Arrears Program (COAP)

Child Support Services has started a new Debt Reduction Program that can help parents who may owe child support arrears to the state (unpaid child support). You may be familiar with the old Compromise of Arrears Program (COAP), which helped parents reduce child support debt owed to the state. The new program expands eligibility.

Only customers with arrears owed to the state qualify for this program. If you would like to learn more about eligibility and the Debt Reduction Program, please visit the CA Child Support Services website.

How to Apply

Butte County Child Support Services is here to help you consider and apply for this program. If you are interested in applying, you can download the application in English (Debt Reduction Program (PDF)) and Spanish (El Programa de Reducción de Deuda de Child Support (PDF)).

We can help guide you through the application process. Please call Bobbi Duran at 530-552-4202 to ask for an application and return by mail or in person.