County Attorney delinquent child support list shows more than $96 million owed
Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell released his annual publication of delinquent child support obligors on Monday, June 10.
“Louisville, we need your help to find these individuals who are not meeting their obligation to their kids,” O’Connell said. “Please call, visit or email my office if you know the address or the employer of someone on this year’s delinquent child support list.”
This year’s list of 4,272 names can be found online at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/county-attorney/2019-delinquent-child-support-list. A shorter list of 638 names appeared in a printed insert in the June 9 edition of The Courier Journal. This year’s list shows more than $96 million in total arrearages owed.
“These amounts often build up over years and my staff works tirelessly to connect kids with the child support dollars that are rightfully theirs,” O’Connell said. “The information you share with us could be vital to a child in need.”
Child support collection offers a strong return on investment of public dollars. For every $1 spent nationally, federal child support programs collect $5.33. That figure rises to $6.32 for every $1 spent in Kentucky.
Anyone with information that could help locate someone on the list should call the Jefferson County Attorney’s child support tip line at (502) 574-0821, go online to www.louisvilleky.gov/countyattorney or visit the office's Child Support Division at 315 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.
2019 Delinquent Child Support Fact Sheet
Names in Insert and on Website: 4,272
Names in Insert: 638
Total arrearages: $96,062,175.77
Highest Male arrearage: $521,659.04
Highest Female arrearage: $73,192.50
Females (524) make up 12.27% of the list this year’s list, compared with 87.73% for males (3,748)
General Jefferson County Child Support Information (as of May 2019)
• More than $61 million collected last year
• 154 Child Support employees
• 15 attorneys
• 55,296 open cases
• Only office in the state with dedicated cash window, located at 315 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.
• Only office in the state with child support detectives (eight).
Legal Authority to Publish Names: KRS 405.411
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services' designee under KRS 205.712(7) for the administration of child support may compile a list of the names of persons under its jurisdiction who have a child support arrearage that equals or exceeds six (6) months without payment, or fails, after receiving appropriate notice, to comply with subpoenas or warrants relating to paternity or child support proceedings as provided by 42 U.S.C. sec. 666(a)(16). The cabinet may furnish this list to the newspaper of general circulation in that county for publication.
General Criteria for Both Lists
Each year the theme and/or dollar amount may change but the following criteria is used on a yearly basis.
• Child support arrearage that equals or exceeds 6 months without a payment
• Open IV-D case (a person has applied for our services)
• Obligor is not incarcerated
• The case is not pending closure
• The obligor does not receive Supplement Social Security Income (SSI) as far as we know
• At least one of the obligor’s cases has been audited
• Mother and child reside in Jefferson County
For 2019, obligors in the printed insert for The Courier Journal were randomly selected from the full list who have a delinquency of at least $1,000.