FREDERICK, MD –   The State’s Attorney’s Office is proud to announce that the Frederick County Department of Social Services, Office of Child Support, in cooperation with the Child Support Division of the State’s Attorney’s Office have earned the Maryland State Child Support Administration’s Silver Award for outstanding performance in fiscal year 2021.  The Silver Award is given to the counties who exceed their goals for the fiscal year in at least three of the four performance measures set for that county for the fiscal year (Support Orders Established, Paternity Established, Current Support Collections and Cases Paying on Arrears).  Frederick County was one of only eight counties in the state to achieve this standard and were commended by Kevin Guistwite, Executive Director of the Child Support Administration when the awards were announced on December 10, 2021: “This level of success during the second year of the unprecedented COVID-19 Pandemic is an achievement for which all are to be proud.”


The State’s Attorney’s Office has been fortunate to have a working relationship under a Cooperative Reimbursement Agreement with the Department of Social Services Child Support Division for more than 20 years.


State’s Attorney Charlie Smith added, “our joint effort, hard work and cooperation has led to this great success, and we also acknowledge and thank Debbie Marini, Director, Tiffany Gregoire, Assistant Director and the entire Child Support Staff at DSS for this long term and successful partnership.”