Project Child Support will now officially be able to help millions of disadvantaged children and parents.
The organization, notorious for forcing Stevie J and R. Kelly to pony up large portions of their past due support payments, announced yesterday that they will be opening offices in both New York City and Newark, NJ.
The locations of both offices were specifically chosen to give parents an easy commute to a one stop shop where they can meet with on staff advocates and attorneys.
Newark native Kai D. Patterson, who spearheaded the movement to honor his own mother, who was never able to collect child support, said:
“It is important that parents have easy access to meet with our advocates, paralegals and attorneys to receive help. We felt it was important to have offices in New York’s and New Jersey’s largest cities to service parents.”
Parents in receiving state assistance that live in New Jersey or any of the five boroughs of New York City will be eligible to receive services at no cost.
Statistics show that approximately $100 billion dollars of past due child support is owed to custodial parents across America.
Taxpayers pick up half of that tab, through government programs.
The New York office is located at 100 Church Street, 8th floor, Suite 834 in New York, New York, while the New Jersey office is located at 1 Gateway Center, Suite 2600, Unit 23 in Newark, New Jersey.
Meanwhile, recent reports allege that R. Kelly still isn’t paid up and could be facing jail time.
Sources say he skipped a November hearing and has been avoiding his lawyer’s phone calls.
Neither R. Kelly nor Stevie J is the first entertainer to face legal issues over unpaid child support; entertainers are infamous for being difficult to collect from, due to their use of financial advisors and dummy companies to hide assets.
April Dawn (@scarlettsinatra)