Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons said his office's child support division brought in a record amount of money for kids last year, despite state cuts that reduced its budget by 9.5 percent.
Total child support collections in 2011 totaled $14,921,583.
"Improving the performance of our Child Support Division has been a priority for me," Gibbons said. "We've made the necessary adjustments by streamlining and reorganizing the division and the results have been impressive. We will continue our performance improvements to keep increasing the level of service we provide to the families and children of Madison County."
The office increased the number of child support cases with active court orders for support by about four percent -- from 82.2 percent in October 2010 to 86.5 percent in September 2011. From October 2011 to September 2012 the percentage of cases increased to 87.2 percent.
According to Gibbons, Madison County is outperforming the state average by more than six percent.
From July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012, the Child Support division collected $139,766.75 in lump-sum collections from non-traditional sources, such as pensions, workers compensation and personal injury claims.