Ken Paxton

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Texas Attorney Generals Child Support Division Employee Recognized by National Child Support Enforcement Association

VICTORIA David Kabela, manager of the Child Support Division’s Victoria office, received the Outstanding Manager of the Year award from the National Child Support Enforcement Association (NCSEA). Kabela accepted the award today at NCSEA’s conference in Baltimore, Md.

Because of David Kabela’s commitment to excellence, more children in the State of Texas are receiving the child support they deserve, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said. David Kabela is an excellent manager, and I am happy that NCSEA has chosen him for national recognition.

Outstanding Manager of the Year
David Kabela

Each year, the NCSEA selects one manager from the private or public sector who has made significant contributions to the child support community. Kabela was chosen as the 2013 Manager of the Year because of his commitment to team work and dedication to being a manager with a can-do attitude and a big heart.

Kabela, a graduate of the University of Houston-Victoria, began his career with the Child Support Division in 1987, when he became a child support officer. He was promoted to office manager of the Victoria office in 2000. The Victoria office covers 11 counties, serves 20,000 families and last year collected $60 million. Under Kabela’s leadership, the Victoria office is number one out of 57 child support offices in the state for meeting federal goals to establish paternity, set child support orders, and collect current and past due child support.

In 2006, Kabela was named the Texas Child Support Division’s Office Manager of the Year. Kabela was selected from among 78 office managers across the state based on recommendations from his peers and supervisors.

NCSEA is a nonprofit, membership organization that supports a community of more than 60,000 child support professionals at the state, local, tribal and international level. NCSEA’s mission is to enhance financial, medical and emotional support for children through professional development of its membership, advocacy and public awareness.

For more information about the Office of the Attorney General and the child support services it offers, call (800) 252-8014 or visit the agency’s website at