The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department in Pennsylvania has announced a child support enforcement amnesty for later this month.
Between June 10 and June 14, parents living in the county who are behind with their child support payment will be able to declare themselves and make arrangements to pay the money owed without risking arrest.
County Sheriff Eileen Behr said:
“There are about 300 active warrants out there for people who are failing to pay child support. When you fail to pay, Sooner or later it becomes a criminal warrant for failure to follow the court order for payment.”
Montgomery County parents owe approximately $5 million in unpaid support, she added. One parents owes $55,000 and another $44,000.