The Hamilton County Child Support Office is launching a week-long special event called Amnesty Week to collect overdue child support payments.
The event – Monday, January 23 through Friday, January 27 – is intended for non-custodial parents who are facing jail time for failure to pay court-ordered child support. During Amnesty Week, non-custodial parents will have a chance to discharge the outstanding warrants for arrests by making a good faith payment to the Hamilton County Juvenile Court’s Child Support Division.
Parents who are unable to make a payment after visiting the court will be free to leave. Parents will also have the opportunity to meet with potential employers, receive information about furthering their education and meet with local nonprofit organizations.
In 2016, more than $34 million child support dollars were collected in Hamilton County. There are approximately 20,550 child support cases, but only 52 percent of parents who owe support are paying on a consistent basis. Amnesty Week is an opportunity to remind parents of the importance of paying their support on a timely and routine basis and to provide them with helpful information.
For more information, visit this Website. If you’ve got child support questions, call Child Support Services of Tennessee at 423-508-6500.