The Greene County Prosecutor's Office Child Support Unit is the host county for the Springfield Regional Child Support Office (RCSO). The Springfield RCSO provides judicial services for the Missouri Family Support Division for the counties of Greene, Christian and Taney. As the regional office, the Child Support Unit works in conjunction with each county prosecutor to hold non-custodial parents in all three counties responsible for paying child support. The Child Support Unit prosecutes five types of cases:
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The Child Support Unit attorneys are:
Lara currently serves as the First Assistant in the Child Support Unit of the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney's Office in Springfield, MO when she rejoined the office in July 2011. Between serving in Greene County, Lara served as Deputy Director of the Missouri Family Support Division--Child Support Enforcement from January 2010 through June 2011. She has also served as an assistant prosecuting attorney for the Missouri counties of Jackson in Kansas City from June 1994-July 1998 and Greene in Springfield from February 1999 - January 2010. She is a current member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of ERICSA. She served on the Board of Directors of the Missouri Child Support Enforcement Association from 2003-2004 and again 2006-2008, serving as President in 2007.
Lara received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Business Administration and German from Central Methodist College, now Central Methodist University, Fayette, Missouri, in 1992, and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1995. She is a member of both the Missouri and Kansas state Bars.
Brian joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in January 2007, and is from Springfield, Missouri. He received a B.A. in History from Missouri State University in Springfield, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Brian graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 2006.
Erin joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in January 2008. She received her undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia, majoring in Accounting. Erin graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 2007.
Cheri joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in December of 2016. She received her B.A. in Criminology with a minor in Sociology from Drury College (now University) in 1996. Cheri graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 1999.
Cheri currently serves as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Child Support Unit of the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in Springfield, MO covering Christian and Taney Counties. She previously served as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Christian County, Missouri from February 2015 until November 2016, as Part-Time Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Webster County, Missouri from September 2011 - December 2015, and as a contract Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the City of Springfield, Missouri from 2001 – 2006. She owned and operated her own law practice from 2005 to 2015.