Ken Paxton

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Attorney General Greg Abbott Names San Antonio Child Support Employee Assistant Attorney General of the Year

SAN ANTONIO Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott recognized Jana McGowan, an assistant attorney general in the Child Support Division’s San Antonio North office, for her commitment to Texas children. McGowan was named Assistant Attorney General of the Year for the Child Support Division’s San Antonio region, which covers 24 counties. Deputy Attorney General for Child Support Alicia Key presented the award to McGowan on Wednesday at the Statewide Assistant Attorneys General Conference in Fort Worth.

Thanks to Jana McGowan’s hard work and dedication, thousands of young Texans have the child support they need to grow healthy and strong, Attorney General Abbott said. Jana is an outstanding lawyer and a tremendous asset to the Child Support Division. We are grateful to Jana for her commitment to Texas children.

AAG of the Year Award Recipient

Jana McGowan

Deputy Attorney General Key selected one assistant attorney general from each of the state’s nine child support regions, along with an assistant attorney general from the main office in Austin. 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.

McGowan, who joined the Office of the Attorney General in 2008, represents the State of Texas in legal actions to establish paternity between children of unmarried parents and their biological fathers. She also works to establish, enforce and modify court orders that require parents to provide child support and medical support.

McGowan, a graduate of Baylor Law School, was chosen to be the region’s Assistant Attorney General of the Year because she personifies the term team player. She takes significant pride not only in her own work, but also in the work of her teammates, taking the time to educate others and elevate their confidence.

Jana’s enthusiasm and commitment to excellent customer service make her a strong asset to the region and the agency, said Melissa Muoz, senior regional attorney for the Child Support Division’s San Antonio 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.

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