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Lorain County Child Support Enforcement Agency
Back-to-School Amnesty Program
August 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017

Throughout the month of August, the Lorain County Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) is once again sponsoring a “Back-to-School Amnesty Program” whereby parents who have had their driver’s license suspended for failure to pay child support can pay one month’s worth of child support to CSEA and CSEA will re-instate their driver’s license.  The obligor parent must also pay a $25.00 re-instatement fee to the BMV.  We hope that this program will generate some extra money for the custodial parents as they send their children back to school this year. 

Payments can be made in cash, by check, or money order at the payment window in the CSEA lobby, daily from 7:30a.m. to 4:15p.m and Tuesdays until 6:30p.m.  Payments can also be mailed to Child Support Enforcement Agency at 42485 North Ridge Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035.

This is the 14th year that Lorain County CSEA has enacted a Driver’s License Reinstatement Program to support Child Support Awareness.  Statistics from past years show that participation in the program actually changed the behavior of some parents who began paying on a more regular basis after making payments through the Amnesty Driver’s License Reinstatement Program.

According to the CSEA Administrator, Rula R. Raphael, in August of 2016, the Lorain County Child Support Enforcement Agency collected over $42,000.00 in child support and 186 licenses were reinstated as a result of the Amnesty Driver’s License Reinstatement Program.

The county will also have information and referrals available for unemployed or underemployed parents.  Referrals will be made to the Jobs Network for free vocational testing and help with the job search.

Anyone wishing to learn more about the “Back-to-School Amnesty Program” can call CSEA at 440-284-4401.

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