Child Support Round-Up

by Brittany Harris on January 5, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Local law enforcement are looking for those who owe child support.

The Muskingum County Job and Family Services Child Support Division held a press conference Monday afternoon with the Sheriff’s Office and Prosecutor’s Office to announce its annual round-up of any parent who owes money.

"So the folks that are out there in the community that owe the child support who might potentially get involved in this type of a round up, know that this is going on and sometimes come in and take care of their obligations so that they don’t have to do that," said Deputy Director of the Child Support Division Vince Durant.

Durant said they don’t want to send anyone to jail because it doesn’t serve them any purpose, but to rather ensure that the families who deserve that money receive it.

"This money, a substantial portion of this money is owed to the families, typically that’s the mother and the children and some cases it could be a father and children," he said.

He said the child support division deals with about 10,000 cases annually and around 10-15% of those involve fathers who are owed money.