Nebraska Signs New Contract with YoungWilliams
YoungWilliams signed a multi-year contract with the State of Nebraska today to continue to operate the child support program for Douglas County, and provide legal services for the programs in Dodge, Colfax, Dakota and Cuming Counties. YoungWilliams, a private law firm, launched its first full service child support office in Omaha, when the initial contract was awarded back in 2001. With over 36,000 cases, this office has become one of the top performing urban child support offices in the nation.
Over the past 15 years, YoungWilliams has forged strong bonds with the community. The Omaha-based staff collaborates with the Charles Drew Health Center in its Fathers for a Lifetime program, which supports men in their efforts to become better fathers. The office also partners with local middle schools and high schools to develop child support related materials and curricula, and teams with correctional facilities and re-entry programs to help incarcerated and recently released noncustodial parents with child support issues.
Project Manager Mike Tatten is an attorney with over 10 years’ experience in Nebraska’s child support program. He earned his juris doctor from the University of Tulsa College of Law and a bachelor of arts in psychology from Creighton University. He is supported by Kelly Lamson, Regional Vice President and former Douglas County project manager. Lamson, also an attorney, has 18 years’ tenure with the Nebraska child support program, and currently oversees YoungWilliams’ Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska full service child support projects.