D.C. Attorney General Talks Child Support Amnesty Month with Joe Clair Morning Show

August 8, 2018
Karl Racine

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By: Eyasu Delesa

D.C. parents having a tough time keeping up with their child support payments are receiving an extra helping hand for the month of August.

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine has announced a month-long child amnesty program as part of Child Support Awareness Month.

The program is meant to help parents who have fallen behind on payments. It will stop "enforcement actions related to failure to pay," the office of the attorney general announced.

Racine joined the Joe Clair Morning show to talk about the program and child support in general. 

“Every child in the District should have the support they need to thrive, and that means making sure parents are supported too,” said Attorney General Karl Racine. “When mothers and fathers fall behind on child support payments, often due to difficult circumstances, we want to help them get back on track.”

The program will provide free paternity testing and a back-to-school supply giveaway, along with a fatherhood career fair and more workforce development resources.

The average child support payment was around $179 a month last year in D.C. @AGKarlRacine says even that amount can go a long way.

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Read more about Child Support Amnesty for August here.

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