Amnesty offered for those delinquent on child support

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services is offering amnesty this week to local residents who have child support-related warrants issued through Hamilton County's Juvenile and Domestic Relations courts.

More than 3,000 residents have child support-related warrants. To participate, just show up at the Juvenile Courthouse, 800 Broadway, and make arrangements to start paying on delinquent support.

"You don't have to pay everything right now; we just want to hear from you, get you plugged back into the system, get your warrants vacated and start working on a payment plan to make sure your children get the support they need," said Moira Weir, director of the Department of Job and Family Services, which houses the county's Child Support Enforcement Agency. "In this economy, it is crucial that children get support to meet their basic needs."

Amnesty for child support-related warrants is being offered in addition to the department's month-long offer of amnesty to more than 16,000 county residents whose driver's licenses were suspended for failing to pay child support.

For more information on either initiative, call 946-1000.

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