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Amnesty Event

Mecklenburg County, NC
Program Year: 2019

Abstract:
The Amnesty Event is hosted twice a year and gives noncustodial parents (NCPs) a chance to visit the local office without fear of arrest or prosecution for non-payment of child support. This event also gives NCPs the opportunity to resolve their outstanding child support issues; have their order for arrest (OFA) possibly stricken; make payment arrangements; and meet with their case coordinator. The purpose of the event is to build better relationships with our paying parents, reduce future court dates, reduce arrears, and address as many OFAs as possible. As we continue to move towards a more family focused approach verses a punitive approach; our success with outreach efforts is of great importance when interacting with our customers. This event magnified our commitment to increase family centered programming that promotes children and families' well-being. Through the success of this event an additional $55k was collected and distributed to the children and families we serve.

Contact:
Ms. Fonda Clifton
Assistant Director - Child Support Enforcement