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YoungWilliams Wins Contract in Dare County, North Carolina

Friday, May 20, 2022

YoungWilliams has won a contract to continue its partnership with Dare County, North Carolina. Located in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, Dare County is home to the colorfully-named towns of Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, and Duck, among others. YoungWilliams will provide child support services to the counties’ families in cooperation with Dare County Department of Health and Human Services.

Charles P. Lycett serves as the Department’s Director of Division of Social Services. “We began partnering with YoungWilliams in 2010 to provide child support services in Dare County,” said Lycett.  “Over that time, YoungWilliams has improved collection rates, increased the number of current support and arrears cases. They continue to exceed the federal and state performance measures, ranking Dare County fourth in North Carolina’s all-county rankings. In May of 2022, our Board of Commissioners voted to extend the contract with YoungWilliams, as they provide quality child support services to the citizens of Dare County.  As part of their ongoing commitment to excellence, YoungWilliams will be implementing technological enhancements to increase efficiencies.  We are excited to continue our partnership.”

Tammy Pearson, YoungWilliams’ North Carolina Manager of Operations, oversees the contract. “We are pleased to be continuing our partnership with Dare County,” said Pearson. “We've worked with Dare County for 12 years, and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership. We remain focused on providing the best service to the families we serve.”

YoungWilliams manages approximately 33,800 cases or about 9 percent of the North Carolina caseload. In the last year, YoungWilliams collected $63 million in child support for the state’s families. In addition to Dare, YoungWilliams serves the following counties: Beaufort, Bertie, Hertford, Hyde, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, Martin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pasquotank, and Perquimans.