The Referral Process
Referrals to the prosecutor’s office is initiated by either of the following:
An individual primarily raising the child will sign up for IV-D services by requesting certain types of public assistance, such as Family Independence Payments (FIP, aka cash assistance), Food Assistance Payments (FAP), Medicaid, or Child Day Care (CDC); or,
For individuals who do not receive public assistance for the minor child, they can apply for the same services by submitting form DHS-1201 to DHS. To obtain a DHS-1201 form click here or visit the the Friend of the Court (FOC) or a local DHS branch location.