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‘Back-to-School’ outreach for parents who owe child support

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Updated: 8/10/2012 2:31 pm
LAS VEGAS -- As part of National Child Support Awareness Month, the Clark County District Attorney’s Family Support Division is reaching out to parents who owe child support with a special back-to-school program that begins Monday and ends with special hours on Saturday, Aug. 18.

The program extends one-time offers to non-custodial parents who owe child support. Parents can make payments in return for resolving outstanding child support enforcement issues, including active child support bench warrants and suspended driver’s licenses, among others.

The Family Support Division Office is at the Child Support Center of Southern Nevada, 1900 E. Flamingo Road, Suite 100. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 13 through Friday, Aug. 17, with special office hours on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“We want to make it easy and convenient for clients to come into our office to resolve outstanding enforcement issues and make much-needed child support payments,” said Assistant District Attorney Teresa Lowry, who heads the Family Support Division. “This is an important program to offer this time of year because families need extra money to buy children the supplies, clothes and lunches they need when they go back to school.”

No appointments are necessary and, during this back to school outreach period, Family Support Division customers also have the one-time opportunity to pay child support debts with credit cards, in addition to the traditional forms of payment of cash, money orders, cashier’s checks and debit cards.

Program participants also can access all the services offered by the Family Support Division. These include case management services, “Ask a Lawyer” sessions, Order Modification workshops, Visitation and Access Mediation through the Family Court and taking child support payments through ScaDu (State Collection and Disbursement Unit).

-- From news release
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