Henderson County will offer a week of amnesty for parents who are behind on their child support payments.
Henderson County Attorney Steve Gold has announced that Child Support Warrant Amnesty Week is next Monday through Friday, Dec. 9-13.
Gold says the program offers parents with outstanding warrants the opportunity to discuss how to get their child support case back on track instead of being arrested and going to jail.
The Attorney’s Office says it will not contact law enforcement or take any action to have anyone arrested who voluntarily comes to speak with child support staff about resuming support of their children.
The conditions may include showing verified proof of employment, making a lump sum payment, providing updated contact information, and/or scheduling electronic payments from a bank account.
Henderson Family Court Judge Sheila Nunley-Farris has agreed to review warrants recommended by the County Attorney’s Office.
There are an estimated 200 to 300 warrants for Henderson County child support cases.