Sedgwick County plans child-support Amnesty Day

Behind on your child support and hoping to avoid jail?

The Sedgwick County Court Trustee's Office is sponsoring its third annual Amnesty Day on Sept. 22.

Amnesty Day gives parents facing warrants because of overdue child support a chance to avoid arrest by making a payment.

To have a warrant cleared on Amnesty Day, parents must pay at least 1.5 times their monthly child support payment. If the monthly payment is $300, for example, the parent must pay $450.

Last year, more than 100 parents participated in Amnesty Day, making more than $13,000 in child support payments.

In 2008, the first year, 48 parents paid about $9,000 in back child support.

Amnesty Day will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Atwater Neighborhood City Hall, 2755 E. 19th St.

Payments must be made by money order or cashier's check. Cash will not be accepted.

Parents who participate will be given a new court date so their compliance with payment plans can be reviewed.

The Sheriff's Office is planning to make arrests on outstanding child support bench warrants in the weeks after Amnesty Day.

The Trustee's Office oversees about 27,000 child support cases.

More information about Amnesty Day is available by calling 316-660-5833