More Child Support Being Paid in Muskingum County

by Courtney Wheaton on May 15, 2014 at 6:52 am

The county commissioners met with members of Muskingum County Jobs and Family Services on Thursday.

The commissioners were given a financial update on the county’s child support office. Last year the office collected 14.3 million dollars in child support and Randy Cochrane of Jobs and Family Services said it was in-part due to assistance from the commissioners.

"We wouldn’t be able to do this without the county commissioners assistance, it was really two prong to just give them and update and to let them know our appreciation for what they do for us," said Cochrane.

Cochrane said that the department is right on target financially. According to Cochrane, due to the hard work of its employees, Muskingum County children are benefitting. The office uses different tactics to make sure that child support is being paid.

" We do everything from the normal withdrawals of paychecks to most wanted posters. It allows opportunities for people in the community to see where there is an individual that owes child support, " said Cochrane.

This year, the department is up about $75,000 since last year and is currently reviewing different insurance options for employees to keep cost stable throughout the year.