Mississippi Selects YoungWilliams to Operate Newly Privatized Child Support Project

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Mississippi Department of Human Services (DHS) has awarded a new contract to YoungWilliams to operate child support programs in the 4th, 10th, 13th, 15th, and 17th Judicial Districts covering 44,000 cases in 17 counties in the southwest portion of the State. YoungWilliams has offered positions to all the incumbent State employees who work in these offices and opened its doors for business on January 5, 2015.

YoungWilliams’ President, Rob Wells, a native Mississippian and graduate of Millsaps College and the University of Mississippi College of Law, expressed his commitment to the project, “We are very excited we have the opportunity to provide child support services in our home state.  We will bring all our resources to bear on this important effort.  Our vision is to collaborate with DHS to implement a flagship child support operation that empowers families and transforms the lives of children.”

The Mississippi-based company is one of nation’s largest and most successful child support firms with a current workforce of over 1,100 people. YoungWilliams will bring its extensive knowledge, best practices, legal expertise, and innovative technology from around the country to the Mississippi child support project.  

Incorporated in Mississippi in 1994, YoungWilliams has operated the State’s Child Support Customer Service Center since 2009.  In recent years, YoungWilliams has appeared on the Inc. 5000 and Mississippi Fast 40 lists. The Inc. 5000 includes entrepreneurial companies with significant accomplishments, while the Fast 40 program recognizes Mississippi's most dynamic privately-owned businesses for their contributions to the growth and success of the community. The Mississippi Business Journal has recognized YoungWilliams as one of the largest and fastest growing private businesses in Mississippi, and Rob Wells for his “Leadership in Law.”