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Imperial County hosting activities to celebrate Child Support Awareness Month

EL CENTRO, Calif. - The Imperial County Department of Child Support Services (ICDCSS) recognizes August as Child Support Awareness Month, and is showing their appreciation to families all month long.

On select days in August, ICDCSS is hosting a license release program, extending office hours, and having Child Support on Wheels, to show their appreciation.

With the license release program, parents are allowed for a limited time to reinstate their driver's licenses that have been suspended for non-payment of child support. Current income information, picture ID, one current payment, and a $25 payment on arrears has to be given. ICDCSS says that some cases, licenses could be released with a lower payment. The program runs from August 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019. After the program is over ICDCSS advises parents who wish to keep their licenses from being suspended again to keep their accounts current.

ICDCSS will have staff members at several locations throughout the Imperial County ready to answer child support case related questions, and to provide general information about child support services. You do not need an appointment for this Child Support on Wheels program and can find staff members at these select locations on the following days:

Brawley Public Library 400 Main Street, Suite 1, Brawley, CA 92227 Available from 2:30 to 4:30 pm every Wednesday in August (Aug. 7, 14, 21, and 28)

Holtville City Library 101 E. 6th Street, Holtville, CA 92250 Available from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday in August (Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27)

Probation Department Day Reporting Center 324 Applestill Road, El Centro, CA 92243 Available from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday in August (Aug. 8, 15, 22 and 29)

Imperial Valley College 380 E. Aten Road, Room 2131 Imperial, CA 92251 Available from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, August 14

Mexican Consulate in Calexico, CA 408 Heber Avenue, Calexico, CA 92231 Available from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. every Friday in August (Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30)

ICDCSS will be providing extended office hours during the entire month of August where they will remain open until 5 p.m. on workdays.

ICDCSS says that providing child support is a way a parent can have a positive and active presence in a child's life.

 


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