Wednesday, July 30, 2014
SAN ANTONIO – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott recognized Lucinda Mantz, an assistant attorney general in the Child Support Division’s San Antonio North office, for her commitment to Texas children. Mantz was named Assistant Attorney General of the Year for the Child Support Division’s San Antonio region, which covers 24 counties. First Assistant Attorney General Daniel Hodge presented the award to Mantz on Tuesday at the Statewide Assistant Attorneys General Conference in Austin.
“Through hard work and dedication, Lucinda Mantz has helped improve the lives of thousands of young Texans and their families,” Attorney General Abbott said. “We are grateful to Lucinda for her commitment to Texas children and her service to the State.”
Deputy for Child Support Charles Smith 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.
Mantz, who joined the Office of the Attorney General in 1989, 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.
Mantz, a graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law, was chosen to be the region’s Assistant Attorney General of the Year because she is a strong advocate for families and always willingly assumes responsibility for difficult cases. In addition to her regular duties, Mantz volunteers for extra assignments when the need arises. She also mentors newly hired assistant attorneys general.
|Assistant Attorney General of the Year Award Recipient|
“In her 25-year career, Lucinda has not lost her passion for the mission of serving families,” said Senior Regional Attorney Melissa Munoz. She consistently demonstrates a strong moral compass and the tenacity to do the right thing when it matters most.”
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 www.texasattorneygeneral.gov.