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Sussex Sheriff Participates in Child Support Amnesty Week

Those with outstanding non-support warrants can make payments this week without fear of being arrested.

The Sussex County Sheriff's Office is participating in Child Support Amnesty Week, which runs Monday to Saturday.

The State of New Jersey Department of Human Services Division of Family Development, in conjunction with the New Jersey Sheriff’s Association, has established a week-long event granting amnesty for defendants who may have failed to comply with the terms of their court-ordered child support payments.

The Child Support Amnesty Week will be held throughout the state through Saturday, May 3. Those individuals, who reside in Sussex County and are currently the subject of outstanding non-support warrants, may contact the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office and arrange to make child support payments without the fear of arrest for non-support.  Only those individuals who voluntarily participate in the amnesty program will be afforded the amnesty.

If you believe you are the subject of an outstanding child support warrant and wish to be included in the amnesty program, contact the New Jersey Child Support Center at 877-655-4371 or the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office at 973-579-0888 and ask to speak to a detective to make arrangements to make payments and have the warrant vacated.

The Sheriff's Office also asks anyone who can provide information that may lead to the arrest of someone who owes child support to contact the Crime Stoppers tip line at 888-973-CRIME.

Tips may also be submitted online through the Crime Stoppers Online Anonymous Tip Form.

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