The Hall County Parental Accountability Court’s mission is to secure the payment of fair and reasonable child support obligations by the non-custodial parent by providing individualized services to remove barriers (unemployment, homelessness, illiteracy, substance abuse, etc.) that keep the participant from being compliant with their court-ordered child support obligations. A partnership with the Department of Child Support Services, this non-criminal, civil problem-solving court program began in 2011. In order to be accepted into the program, individuals must be incarcerated or be in contempt of court for failure to pay child support/child abandonment or referred in lieu of incarceration by a Superior Court judge, have a child support case within the Northeastern Judicial Circuit and an active contempt by the Department of Child Support Services, be the non-custodial parent, and be clear of any pending violent felony charges and/or holds to include those from other jurisdictions.
"Parental Accountability Court is an excellent program. It helped me by getting my life in order. It taught me structure and helped me be able to be a part of my kid's life."
"The PAC program has really helped me to see things in a different perspective. I have learned the importance of paying child support, and it helped me set up a successful way to keep progress moving forward and doing the right thing. We are all accountable for decisions we make in life no matter the circumstances. Without this program, I'd still be making bad decisions. It really helped me grow up mentally.”