The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


July 2, 2013

Northumberland County to offer amnesty period for child support

— SUNBURY — Northumberland County offered a two-week amnesty program twice last year for people who owed child support. More than $3,000 was collected from 37 defendants.

So beginning on Monday and running until Aug. 8, county officials will revive the program.

Of the 37 defendants who took advantage of the program last year, seven arranged payment plans, 16 were placed in job searches and six reported employment.

“We do this every year,” Court Administrator Brandy Yasenchak said Tuesday.

People with outstanding warrants can avoid arrest or jail for failure to pay child support if they turn themselves in from Monday to Aug. 8, court officials said. The amnesty program will not forgive outstanding child support, but will give the individuals a chance to make arrangements to pay what is owed and start fresh.

People who want to take advantage of the program can visit the Northumberland County domestic relations office at 320 N. Second St. from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. weekdays. Individuals will need to provide employment information and an address.

A good-faith payment on what is owed will be expected, and people should be prepared to set up a payment plan for ongoing support obligations.

The domestic relations office will not seek arrests during the amnesty period, court officials said. Defendants may be arrested for other violations, however.

For information, call (570) 988-4227.

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