Marion Co. ‘good faith’ driver’s license reinstatement program to restart this month

The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office this month will recommence its efforts to reinstate the driver’s licenses of noncustodial parents who are willing to make affordable payments toward their child support orders.

The Good Faith Initiative, first launched in 2019, helps noncustodial parents who have had their driver’s license suspended due to delinquent child support obligations get back on track.

“This program is one of many designed for community members to fully participate in better employment opportunities and their children’s lives,” said Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears. “The Good Faith Initiative creates a structured plan for parents to get back on track with child support and better contribute towards their children’s futures.”

The process involves four steps. First, parents must agree to make an affordable payment on a child support order, update their employment information, if applicable, and commit to paying the agreed amount.

Then the prosecutor’s office must be notified once the amount is paid, and after the completion of the terms, their licenses will be reinstated.

Parents who would like to participate can begin the process online. 

Before the initiative was launched, 12,000 license suspensions were in place in Marion County due to unpaid child support. Today, that number is 3,400 due to efforts from the Good Faith Initiative and the Second Chance Workshops, Mears’ office said.

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