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Some Child Support Offices Offer Amnesty To Delinquent Parents

Posted May 8, 2001 8:40 a.m. EDT

— Some counties could be offering parents who owe child support an offer they cannot refuse.

Child support offices across the state are offering parents amnesty from prosecution if they pay up. This is the first year Durham has participated in the program. So far, it has been slow, but organizers say they are still trying to get the word out.

"This is an opportunity to come in with the pressure off, to sit down with an agent and cut a deal, so to speak, in terms of making those payments," says Jerome Brown of the Durham County child support office.

Only some offices are participating in "Child Support Amnesty Week." You will need to call the office in your local area to see if it is they are taking part.