20.2 - Screening for 

Family Violence

Federal Authority:

Social Security Act 

§454(26) - Safeguarding Information

Code of Federal Regulations

45 CFR 303.21 Safeguarding and Disclosure of Confidential Information

State Authority:

Wyo. Stat. § 20-6-101 et. seq. Child Support Enforcement Act

Wyoming Child Support Enforcement Rules

Chapter 13 - Safeguarding and Disclosure of Confidential Information

Policy Number:  20.2

Effective Date :  May 1, 2022


Research shows that domestic violence is primarily about power and control, and that the most dangerous time for victims can be when they leave their abuser. Requesting paternity establishment and/or child support can signal to batterers that they have lost control for good, sometimes triggering threats and/or violence.  Some customers may not disclose that there are safety concerns.  To help identify domestic violence cases, the following procedures shall be followed in every case:

Cross Reference


Version Number:  1

Last Revised Date:  May 1, 2022

Last Reviewed Date:  March 13, 2024