Based In New Haven, Connecticut, The Freddy Fixer Parade Organization Has Launched A Fundraising Campaign To Prevent The Incarceration Of Mothers And Fathers Who Cannot Afford To Pay Their Court-Ordered Child Support.
The Economy Is Still In A Slump And Recovery Seems Like A Long Way Off. Incarceration Should Be The Last Option.
No Mother Or Father Should Spend Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Or Any Other Holiday Because They Are Indigent (Unable To Pay Child Support.)
Therefore Donations Are Being Requested To Assist These Individuals.
It Doesn’t Matter Where You Live In The Continental United States, As The Freddy Fixer Parade Organization Is Tax-Exempt And All Donations Are Tax-Deductible.
To Make Your Donation Today, Please Go To www.FreddieFixerParade.org
Thanks To All In Advance For Your Donations! No Donation Is Too Small And Are All Tax-Deductible
A Father Loses His Job After Twenty (20) Years Due To A Company's Decision To Downsize. A Mother Finds Herself In A Situation Where She Is Suffering From Alcohol Or Substance Abuse And Needs Treatment. Both Have No Immediate Alternatives To Income To Satisfy Court-Ordered Support Obligations. Eventually They Are Sent To Jail Until Someone Pays A "PURGE" To Get Them Out. This Means That A Judge Will Order A Certain Amount Of Money To Be Paid For Back Child Support Before The Person Can Be Released From Jail. This Could Range From 30 (Thirty) To 90 (Ninety) Days.
The United State Of America Is The Leader Of Putting People In Prison And In Jail More Than Any Other Country! No Mother Or Father Should Be Thrown In Jail Simply Because They Are Poor.
Please Take A Moment Today To Make At Least A $1, $5, $10, $20, $50 Or A $100 Donation Today! All Donations Are Tax- Deductible As The Freddy Fixer Parade Is A Non-Profit Organization.
Here's The Problem: 18 U.S.C. § 228- Failure to pay legal child support obligations
Section 228 of Title 18, United States Code, makes it illegal for an individual to willfully fail to pay child support in certain circumstances. Most Non-Custodial Parents (Mother Or Father) Are Not Intentionally Trying To Avoid Paying Child Support.
For one, an individual is subject to federal prosecution if he or she willfully fails to pay child support that has been ordered by a court for a child who lives in another state, or if the payment is past due for longer than 1 year or exceeds the amount of $5,000. A violation of this law is a criminal misdemeanor, and convicted offender face fines and up to 6 months in prison (See 18 U.S.C. § 228(a)(1)).
If, under the same circumstances, the child support payment is overdue for longer than 2 years, or the amount exceeds $10,000, the violation is a criminal felony, and convicted offenders face fines and up to 2 years in prison (See 18 U.S.C.§ 228(a)(3)).
Lastly, this statute prohibits individuals obligated to pay child support from crossing state lines or fleeing the country with the intent to avoid paying child support that has either been past due for more than 1 year or exceeds $5,000. (See 18 U.S.C. § 228(a)(2)). Any individual convicted of this crime may face up to 2 years in prison.
Notably, other than in the specific circumstances aforementioned, child support enforcement issues are handled by state and local authorities, and not by the federal government. Furthermore, all child support enforcement matters must be handled bt the state agencies. Please Read The Following:
Scott Lekan, Federal Commissioner Of Child Support Enforcement - Whose Side Is He On?
Scott M. Lekan is currently serving as the Commissioner of the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE).
Prior to his appointment, Lekan worked as a Business Development Manager for Informatix Inc., an information technology and business solutions company. He previously served as the Assistant Director for Arizona’s Department of Economic Security, Division of Aging & Adult Services. As the Assistant Director, Lekan oversaw a number of programs, including Adult Protective Services, Aging and Disability Services, Community Action Programs and Services, Refugee Resettlement, Domestic Violence and Homelessness Programs, and Finance and Business Operations. Lekan originally joined the Department of Economic Security as the Operations Administrator for the Division of Child Support Services.
In his early career, Lekan served as a senior law enforcement official. During this time, he successfully managed several law enforcement functions. These included overseeing the daily operations and administrative tasks of a police precinct; handling employment, accreditation, and training functions; managing labor and contracts negotiations; and handling public information tasks.
Lekan holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Northern Arizona University, and an M.B.A. from California Pacific University.