Quantcast

Child Support Amnesty Day to be held in Berkeley County - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports

Child Support Amnesty Day to be held in Berkeley County

Photo Source: AP Photo Source: AP
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Berkeley County Clerk of Court Mary Brown announced that there will be a Child Support Amnesty Day in Berkeley County on August 5.

The official Berkeley County Government Facebook page says from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM that day, 150 people with active bench warrants for child support payments will be allowed to go to the court and get their cases back on regular payment schedules without arrest.

According to the Facebook page, letters to the first 150 people eligible to participate in the program have already been mailed out. 

The letter says that if the individual goes to the court before 2:00 PM on August 5th and registers to participate in the program, their existing child support bench warrant will be discharged. 

They say this event will be the first of its kind in Berkeley County. The event is being held in collaboration with the South Carolina Department of Social Services’ Child Support Division. They say representatives from the Father to Father Project, Inc. will be there as well. 

Berkeley County says an agreement to set up a regular payment schedule will be reached that day, or a hearing will be scheduled for another day.

If the person does not show up to court on August 5, they say the warrant for arrest will remain active. The letter also says clearly that if the individual shows up on August 5, he or she will not be arrested.

“The goals of this program are to clear outstanding bench warrants and get each individual’s case back on track,” said Clerk Brown.

“There are many payers with medical issues, job loss or other legitimate reasons for falling behind. This program will help the payers get on track and help the would-be recipients receive owed and needed money. August 5th will be the first of what we hope to be 3 or 4 child support amnesty programs per year.”

The Facebook post says anyone with questions about the program should call the Berkeley County Clerk of Court Office at 843-723-3800.

Copyright WCSC 2015. All Rights Reserved. 

  • NEWS LocalNEWSMore>>

  • Police: Teen gunman fatally shot 15-year-old who shot 17-year-old

    Police: Teen gunman fatally shot 15-year-old who shot 17-year-old

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:56:07 GMT
    Bond was denied for 17-year-old Zamere Raeguel Treawn Brown of Johns island who faces one count of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.Bond was denied for 17-year-old Zamere Raeguel Treawn Brown of Johns island who faces one count of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
    Bond was denied for 17-year-old Zamere Raeguel Treawn Brown of Johns island who faces one count of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.Bond was denied for 17-year-old Zamere Raeguel Treawn Brown of Johns island who faces one count of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

    Charleston Police say a teen gunman charged with murder fatally shot a 15-year-old moments after that teen shot and killed another 17-year-old at a West Ashley apartment complex. 

    More >>

    Charleston Police say a teen gunman charged with murder fatally shot a 15-year-old moments after that teen shot and killed another 17-year-old at a West Ashley apartment complex. 

    More >>
  • Police: Driver in crash that killed 11-year-old girl had 0 percent alcohol content

    Police: Driver in crash that killed 11-year-old girl had 0 percent alcohol content

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:14 PM EDT2018-07-19 17:14:04 GMT
    Jeffrey Wakefield is charged with DUI and reckless homicide (Source: CCSO)Jeffrey Wakefield is charged with DUI and reckless homicide (Source: CCSO)
    Jeffrey Wakefield is charged with DUI and reckless homicide (Source: CCSO)Jeffrey Wakefield is charged with DUI and reckless homicide (Source: CCSO)

    The driver charged with felony DUI and reckless homicide in connection with the death of an 11-year-old Danish girl in downtown Charleston July 9 blew a 0.00 on his breath test, according to additional supplemental reports released Thursday.  

    More >>

    The driver charged with felony DUI and reckless homicide in connection with the death of an 11-year-old Danish girl in downtown Charleston July 9 blew a 0.00 on his breath test, according to additional supplemental reports released Thursday.  

    More >>
  • Thursday marks one year since Don Holt Bridge tarp collapse

    Thursday marks one year since Don Holt Bridge tarp collapse

    Thursday, July 19 2018 7:27 AM EDT2018-07-19 11:27:08 GMT
    Crews working to clear the netting from the bridge. (Source: SCDOT)Crews working to clear the netting from the bridge. (Source: SCDOT)
    Crews working to clear the netting from the bridge. (Source: SCDOT)Crews working to clear the netting from the bridge. (Source: SCDOT)

    It's been exactly one year since one of the worst traffic nightmares of 2017 unexpectedly hit the Lowcountry when a tarp used by painting crews collapsed onto the Don Holt Bridge.  

    More >>

    It's been exactly one year since one of the worst traffic nightmares of 2017 unexpectedly hit the Lowcountry when a tarp used by painting crews collapsed onto the Don Holt Bridge.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly