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Department of Child Support Services

DCSS Block Party

In 2016, Four DCSS employees conceptualized the Block Party as part of a Leadership Cohort sponsored by the department. The vision of the project was to enhance the relationships with the families we serve, other San Joaquin County departments and our local community organizations. The Block Party began as a way to kick off Child Support Awareness Month. Each August, Child Support Awareness Month is observed to highlight the importance of child support services. Efforts are made to demonstrate how child support professionals assist families and children by establishing parental relationships and obligations; including financial and medical support. What started as a small collaboration with 25 vendors and 150 attendees has grown to over 70 vendors and 500 attendees. Each year at the event, we provide resources to the families through our department and our wonderful community partners: fun-filled activities for the families and children, entertainment, prizes to the parents and, most importantly, backpacks filled with school supplies. In 2019, we were able to give away 435 backpacks donated by our generous employees, vendors and sponsors. While this year's event looks a little different, we are still very appreciative of those who are participating. We hope you find the following resources valuable.

2020 Community Partners

CAPK San Joaquin (Early Head Start)
California Community IPM (CA Department of Pesticide Regulation)
California Health Collaborative
Child Abuse Prevention Council
Family Justice Center
Family Resource & Refferal
Fruitful Cherry
Community Services Energy Program (San Joaquin County)
Department of Child Support Services (San Joaquin County)
SJC Engage
Public Health Services (San Joaquin County)
Sheriff's Department (San Joaquin County)
SJC WorkNet
Stockton Black Family Day
Stockton Fire Department
Stockton Unified Police Department
Victims of Crime Resource Center (UOP, McGeorge School of Law)


We would like to thank the following agencies and businesses for supporting the 2020 DCSS Block Party.
Without you, this event would not be possible.