“DCSE” is the Department of Child Support Enforcement. It is an arm of Virginia’s Department of Social Services tasked with enforcing child support. It can be involved in a case either by a request by a parent for child support (administrative orders) or be involved through the Court to assist the person seeking support. Often times payment of support is ordered by a Court through DCSE (who then administratively collects and monitors support).
A party seeking support does not have to use DCSE if they choose to proceed with a private attorney or on their own (or after a case is concluded they prefer to be paid directly).