Two Clermont County officials were honored recently for their work to bring child support payments back to the children who need them.
Domestic relations court Judge Michael Voris was honored as judge of the year and Sheriff Tim Rodenberg was honored as child support partner of the year by the Ohio Child Support Enforcement Directors Association for their work in combating deadbeat parents.
“Quite frankly, I didn’t deserve the award,” said Sheriff Rodenberg. “They nominated me as the head of the agency, which is fairly standard, but the real credit goes to the deputies that organized and implemented the operation and made it so successful. As a sheriff, I support it. We partner with the child support enforcement agency, and I encourage my deputies to do their best. That’s where my role ends. If it wasn’t for the deputies’ work and diligence, it wouldn’t have been a successful operation. They did an excellent job and the credit belongs to them.”
The sheriff’s department earned their award by taking part in a child support roundup this summer that targeted deadbeat parents for an entire month. The deputies were able through a grant to work overtime hours in search of deadbeat parents who had accumulated large arrearages in child support payments.