Tibiletti Wins Award As Top Assistant Attorney General
Carrie Tibiletti, an assistant attorney general in the Child Support Division's Tyler office, has been named Assistant Attorney General of the Year for the Child Support Division's Tyler region, which covers 43 counties.
Attorney General Greg Abbott presented the award to Ms. Tibiletti on Wednesday at the Statewide Assistant Attorneys General Conference in Houston, according to a news release from Abbott's office.
Honorees are chosen based on recommendations from their peers and supervisors, with a particular focus on employees who are willing to go beyond their normal duties to serve Texas children. Each recipient demonstrates a desire to serve Texas families, help their colleagues and enhance the Attorney General's Child Support Division, according to the release.
One assistant attorney general from each of the state's nine child support regions is selected, along with an assistant attorney general from the main office in Austin.
"Carrie Tibiletti's hard work and dedication help ensure thousands of young Texans receive the child support they need to become healthy, successful adults," Abbott said in the statement. "A committed and selfless public servant, Carrie stands out as one of the state's most dedicated and impressive lawyers. We are grateful to Carrie Tibiletti for her commitment to Texas children."
Ms. Tibiletti, who joined the Office of the Attorney General in 2003, represents the state in legal actions to establish paternity between children of unmarried parents and their biological fathers.
The graduate of St. Mary's University School of Law was chosen to be the region's "Assistant Attorney General of the Year" because of her ability to handle complex legal issues that arise on child support cases, according to the release.
As an assistant attorney general, Ms. Tibiletti also works to establish, enforce and modify court orders that require parents to provide child support and medical support, according to the release. Ms. Tibiletti also was named "Assistant Attorney General of the Year" in 2006 when she served as a staff attorney in the Longview child support office.
"Carrie can be relied upon to consistently carry out the child support mission with a caring and compassionate conscience," said Padraic O'Bryan, senior regional attorney for the Tyler region.
The Attorney General's Child Support Division offers an array of services to help families, including locating absent parents; establishing paternity for children born to unmarried parents; establishing, enforcing and modifying child and medical support orders; and collecting and distributing child support payments.
The Tyler child support office covers Henderson and three other counties. In the state fiscal year that ended Aug. 31, 2011, the office handled 18,742 cases and collected more than $38 million, according to the release.