Friend of the Court offices in Dickinson, Iron, and Menominee counties will be holding their second Amnesty Event in which individuals can come in to discuss their child support cases without fear of being arrested.
The event will run Dec. 11  to Dec. 15.
Menominee County Friend of the Court, Jodie Barrette’s office is located at 839 10th Ave. in Menominee. Dickinson and Iron counties Friend of the Court, Heidi Van Slooten’s offices are located at 300 East D St., Iron Mountain, Mich., and 2 South Sixth St. in Crystal Falls, Mich.
During the Amnesty Event, anyone who pays child support can meet with a Friend of the Court representative to determine if they are eligible for review, reduction of arranges, or lowering monthly charges. They can ask questions and work toward getting their cases aligned with their circumstances and needs.
Even if an individual currently has a Friend of the Court warrant, they will not be arrested during this week-long event. Representatives from each of the offices will be able to help individuals in addressing the warrants.
“Child support felony cases and felony warrants are not included in the event, but we anticipate making significant progress with other cases,” Van Slooten said.
Barrette said each office has had positive results previously and they are looking forward to the event.
The event has the support of the 41st Circuit Court Judges Mary B. Barglind, Richard J. Cellello; Dickinson County Probate Court Judge Thomas D. Slagle; Iron County Trial Court Judge C. Joseph Schwedler, and Menominee County Probate Court Judge Daniel E. Hass.