New Child Support Online Self-help Program Available
Tuesday May 17, 2011
||Child Cupport Assistant Director Angie Anton, AOC General Counsel Mark Theriault, Legal Aid Executive Director Jeff Been, and Kentucky Department of Income Support Deputy Commissioner Steve Veno unveil the new Legal Aid Child Support online self-help program on May 17th.|
County Attorney Mike O'Connell today announced a new on-line self-help resource for parents needing child support services. Created in partnership with The Legal Aid Society and the Kentucky Child Support Enforcement Program, the new service provides child support information, tutorials, and interactive forms online, accessible from home, work or public libraries. Using this tool, a parent may fill out forms needed to open an child support case or modify an existing child support order.
"The economic downturn has meant an increased demand for our child support services, while at the same time limiting our existing resources," said County Attorney O'Connell. "This tool saves our customer time, and helps increase the efficiency with which we process cases. It helps us better serve our public."
Currently only available for cases in Jefferson County, the Child Support Self-help Program has the potential to expand statewide.
Louisville/Jefferson County Metro is the largest Child Support jurisdiction in Kentucky, with 63,500 active cases and collections of more than $74 Million in 2010.
The Legal Aid Child Support Self-help Program may be accessed at www.kyjustice.org.