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Milestone reached for child support collections

Milestone reached in back child support payments (Source: Raycom) Milestone reached in back child support payments (Source: Raycom)
SUMMIT COUNTY, OH (WOIO) -

The Summit County Child Support Enforcement Agency has reached a major milestone.

County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh announced Monday that the agency has collected more than $35 million from criminal non-support cases since the Criminal Non-Support Unit was created in 2001.

"Child support impacts a third of all children in Ohio, second only to the public education system. Child support collections are vital for families," said Prosecutor Walsh. "My Criminal Non-Support Unit continues the aggressive prosecution of parents who refuse to support their children."

The Criminal Non-Support Unit, a division of CSEA, prosecutes parents who are at least $5,000 behind on their child support payments and have not made a payment in more than six months.

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