Please help us support our past charities this year during ERICSA On The Road Again, A Virtual Road Trip. You will have an opportunity to select one or more charities from past years so that you can contribute to their work. We will share more about this during the conference, but here’s a list so you can be thinking about which one or more you wish to support.

 


Click here to read the ERICSA 2021 Spring Newsletter.

 

The ERICSA Nominations Committee is currently seeking nominations for the ERICSA Board. You may nominate yourself, or someone else, and all nominees must be ERICSA members in good standing. Past committee and conference involvement is strongly encouraged.  
 
The Nomination Form must be completed for all nominees. Please return the nomination form and a copy of the Nominee’s resume to Pam Sala at pamsala23@yahoo.com no later than Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Board Nominations Form

 

Memorial Video:

Obituary: https://www.bruscofalvo.com/obituary/Patrick-Quinn

 

On March 20, 2021, the children of the world lost their best Champion they will never know.

Patrick W. Quinn, who for decades had furthered the causes of children - to level the playing field for the disadvantaged ones, to raise the poorer ones out of the poverty to which they were born, to find justice for the oppressed ones – unexpectedly passed away.

In his long career as a child support professional, often being in charge of other child support professionals, from his early days in Pennsylvania as DRAP president, through his years on various legislative commissions, panels, boards and presidencies at ERICSA and NCSEA, Patrick was a presence unlike any we’ve ever known.

You could easily disagree with him when you first heard him speak. He was raspingly annoying. But as he wended his way through his thought processes, if you still disagreed with him, he would make you think you needed to go back and either check your facts, or check your character.

Patrick had a photographic memory of every legislative word he ever read so that he could with laser-like precision dissect any statute, regulation or proposed bill and tell the rest of us why a word or section or entire law was inconsistent, illegal or just plain wrong.

He was our children’s hero, but he had no cape. Instead, he wore a baseball cap. EVERYWHERE! I think those of us who knew him will forever picture our hero in a ball cap.

Patrick’s early passing broke our hearts. In all the decades we have known him, we NEVER could let our minds imagine a world without him. And frankly, in our mourning, we still can’t.

And perhaps that is simply because he could never leave us. He has given us such a great body of his work to build on. (We will ALWAYS have Patrick memories!) And the cause he believed in so deeply needs us more than ever! He will be with us for as long as we believe in the children he championed!

Let’s get to work!

Hear ye! Hear ye!  

Nominations are now open for ERICSA’s 2021 Recognition Awards!  

Each year the Eastern Regional Interstate Child Support Association (ERICSA) encourages members to submit the names of individuals/jurisdictions deserving of special recognition for their professional activities during the past year…and what a year it has been!  

There is no question the last year has brought about significant challenges and changes in our personal and professional lives.  As we begin to see a light at the end of the tunnel, ERICSA recognition awards will give tribute to some of those who made the tunnel a little more navigable and tolerable.  

Don’t miss the opportunity to give them proper due, submit your nominations today!

Nominations are now being accepted for the following annual awards to be presented by the Association at the 2021 Annual Conference | ERICSA

*NEW*  This year nominations will be submitted through an electronic form.  Follow this link to submit your nomination(s):  ERICSA 2021 RECOGNITION AWARDS FORM

Nominations will close at 5:00 p.m. EST, APRIL 30, 2021.

The awards:

  • Award of Professional Excellence- Frontline Child Support Professional (Non-supervisory position, same jurisdiction.) 
    Description: ERICSA specially recognizes a frontline child support professional, serving in a non-supervisory role, who was recommended by a child support professional from the same jurisdiction, for having made significant contributions to their local IV-D program and to the children and families they serve. This child support professional has made worthy contributions that build a stronger intergovernmental child support community by facilitating communication, developing and advocating effective policy, or delivering innovative professional training in order to enhance the well-being of families.
     
  • Award of Professional Excellence-Manager/Supervisor (Same jurisdiction).
    Description: ERICSA specially recognizes a manager or supervisor child support professional, who was recommended by another child support professional from the same jurisdiction, for having made significant contributions to the IV-D intergovernmental program and to the children and families it serves. This supervisor or manager has made worthy contributions that build a stronger intergovernmental child support community by facilitating communication, developing and advocating effective policy, or delivering innovative professional training in order to enhance the well-being of families.
     
  • Award of Professional Excellence-Intergovernmental Cooperation (Different jurisdiction).
    Description: ERICSA specially recognizes a child support professional, in any role, who is recommended by a child support professional from a different jurisdiction, for having made significant contributions to the IV-D intergovernmental program and to the children and families it serves. This child support professional has made worthy contributions that build a stronger intergovernmental child support community by facilitating communication, developing and advocating effective policy, or delivering innovative professional training in order to enhance the well-being of families that span over multiple jurisdictions.

 

The 2020 WICSEC/ERICSA Joint Intergovernmental Fair was a huge success AND we do not want to wait for the next conference for another opportunity to engage with YOU!

WICSEC and ERICSA are pleased to present….

Mini IJ Fairs throughout 2021

“A Whole New World - journey with us on a magic carpet ride to networking and sharing best practices with child support professionals throughout the Nation”

 

Session One Wednesday, April 28

Recording

Presentation

 

Thank you to our April Sponsor!

Session Two
Wednesday July 28

Session Three
Wednesday October 27

All sessions will be held virtually at:

11:00am to 12:15pm PST
12:00pm to 1:15pm MST
1:00pm to 2:15pm CST
2:00pm to 3:15pm EST

Registration is FREE!

 

 

JOB SUMMARY: 

Assists the District Attorney by planning, administering and directing all phases of the Family Support Division in the District Attorney's Office. Develops and implements a comprehensive child/family support program of services available to the community pursuant to state, federal and local laws and regulations, and pursuant to Inter-local Agreement with the State of Nevada Department of Welfare and Social Services. This position reports directly to the District Attorney unless otherwise directed by the District Attorney in his or her discretion.

Closing Date: March 5, 2021

View Job Posting for more details and how to apply. 

 

 

 

 

Click here to read the ERICSA 2020 Gratitude Edition Newsletter

ERICSA members, we know that despite the pitfalls of 2020, that there has been plenty of good news also. Please take a moment to send us a photo of something positive that happened in 2020 to be included in the ERICSA Family Reunion 2020 credits – it could be a photo of your work, home or family. We want to share all the good stuff! Click here to upload your photo!

The 2021 ERICSA Planning Committee is looking for possible topics for our 58th Annual ERICSA Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana April 18 – 22, 2021.

ERICSA is asking our members and partners to submit any session topics and descriptions. We are looking for new topics and ensuring we have topics that address our members concerns and needs.

All Possible Topics and Descriptions must be submitted by close of business Friday, September 25, 2020.