Governor Jeff Colyer announced a new initiative to increase child support collections for Kansas families and children.
On Thursday, Gov. Colyer, along with Kansas Department for Children and Families Secretary Gina Meier-Hummel and others unveiled the Child Support Evaders webpage.
The webpage features nearly a dozen individuals who owe back child support in excess of $5,000 each.
“I am hopeful that this program encourages those who are behind on child support payments to work with us and take advantage of the services we offer to help them meet their commitments, including fatherhood grants, arrears programs, electronic payments and access to GED and career training,” said Governor Colyer.
The evader webpage is housed on the DCF website, where the public can view the photos of some evaders, along with the number of children for whom support is court ordered, and the total amount of back child support owed per evader. Evaders listed will be updated on a quarterly basis. Kansas joins other states such as Texas and Arizona in implementing child support evader initiatives.
To report the whereabouts of a child support evader, log onto www.CSSEvaders.dcf.ks.gov. You can also call 1-888-7-KS-CHILD (1-888-757-2445). Tips can be submitted unanimously.