February 23-25 & 
March 2-3


Policy Forum


National Child Support Enforcement Association

NCSEA’s Policy Forum is THE conference dedicated to the policies and issues influencing the child support program at the national, state, and local levels. This year’s NCSEA Policy Forum is taking on the timely and tough subject of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our child support community is known for our innovation and resilience- it’s time we apply our formidable skill and creativity to issues of bias, barriers, racial trauma, and systemic inequities to ensure the best outcomes for families. It’s time to start Moving Towards Equity through Policy.

Over five days spanning two weeks our child support community will come together virtually to talk about the impacts of our policy choices on the people we serve. How do we, as an institution, reckon with the ways we help or harm and how do we move forward to be more equitable and inclusive? Be part of this dynamic dialog and join us for 12 impactful plenaries and three discussion groups to unpack what we are learning to Move Towards Equity Through Policy

Bold Talks.

Great Minds.




The NCSEA 2021 Policy Forum brings together a wide range of voices and perspectives focused on child support and human services.

Plenaries and speakers are being finalized.

Please note: all times are listed in Eastern Time (ET).

Tuesday, February 23
Wednesday, February 24
Thursday, February 25
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET
Plenary VI: INSIDE OUT - Driving More Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in our Service Delivery and Employment Practices. The Leadership Perspective.

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM ET
Intermission Exchange

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM ET


1:30 PM - 3:00 PM ET
Plenary VII: Equitable Policy Development: Dream it. Plan it. Build it.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM ET
Discussion Group
Tuesday, March 2
Wednesday, March 3
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET
Plenary XI: Eyes Wide Open: Identifying and Combating Child Support Program Barriers and Inequities

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM ET
Intermission Exchange

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM ET


1:30 PM - 3:00 PM ET
Plenary XII: It’s Racism, not Race: The Public Health Crisis in America

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM ET
Discussion Group



Event Sponsors

protech-logo no background 2018.jpg
MAXIMUS_dec 2019.jpg

Opportunities to promote your brand and message within the child support community.

The NCSEA Policy Forum brings together child support professionals and decision-makers at the highest levels, to learn about regulatory policy developments and the legislative outlook for the coming year. Attendees include State and Tribal IV-D Directors, County agency directors, private partners and key legislative and regulatory staff.


NCSEA appreciates its corporate partners and event sponsors for their dedication and contribution to NCSEA events. Corporate partners and event sponsors play an integral role in NCSEA’s mission in serving child support professionals and agencies through professional development, communications, public awareness and advocacy efforts.

For more information about sponsoring the NCSEA Policy Forum or becoming a Corporate Partner, contact LaTrese Wallace, Sponsorship & Exhibits.



The NCSEA 2021 Policy Forum brings together a wide range of voices and perspectives focused on child support and human services.



All registrations are for full-conference access, including 12 plenaries and discussion groups.  Registrations are for one individual only and may not be shared.
Members: $249
Non-Members - $399
Membership matters.  Not a member? Learn more about becoming one today!
Registration Payment Policy & Deadline: Registration payment must be received in full for a registrant to receive access to the NCSEA Policy Forum. Registrants will not receive the necessary log in information if full payment is not received.  

Registration Cancellation Policy & Deadline:  Registration cancellation requests will be accepted until, January 22, 2021and subject to a $50 processing fee.  Request must be submitted in writing to NCSEA Registrations via e-mail at No cancellations will be permitted after January 22, 2021.  Refunds will not be provided for no-shows or system access issues.  NCSEA regrets that registration fees cannot be credited towards other NCSEA offerings. Refunds will be processed after the event.

Substitutions are gladly accepted. Substitutions of registrations are by February 12, 2021. Please submit a written request to Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant.