Kern County Social Services for Families

Find Kern County California social services and programs related to families. Social services for families are provided by Child Support Offices, Child, Youth and Family Services, and Child Abuse Prevention Centers.


A Child Abuse Office is an office run by the state, county, or local government that is charged with protecting children from abuse and neglect. Child Abuse Offices investigate reports of suspected child abuse or neglect and provide services to prevent child abuse and domestic violence. Child Abuse Offices may also coordinate with local school districts to provide training, support, and assistance in reporting and preventing child abuse.

Bakersfield Child Abuse Prevention Council 730 Chester Avenue Bakersfield CA 93301 661-327-4700

Child Abuse Prevention Council of Kern County 315 H Street Bakersfield CA 93304 661-327-1951


A Child Support Office is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides support and assistance in processing child support payments. Child Support Offices provide a number of services, including establishing paternity, locating non-custodial parents, and collecting child support payments. Child Support Offices also help enforce court orders for child support and assist families in receiving additional benefits for children. Child Support Offices provide services for anyone in the community who is eligible for child support payments.

Bakersfield Child Support & Enforcement Office 1300 18th Street Bakersfield CA 93301 866-901-3212

Ridgecrest Child Support & Enforcement Office 400 North China Lake Boulevard Ridgecrest CA 93555 866-901-3212