ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty County kicked off their parental accountability court, which they are calling their problem solving court, Thursday morning.
Dozens of Community and state leaders joined with law enforcement and judicial officials to explain the court's goal. The accountability court will work with parents who are chronic non-payers of child support.
The goal is instead of sending the parents to jail, to help them find quality jobs so they can support their family.
"We're here, we seek to help the community. Help them become self sufficient and independent. And to help them be productive citizens in Dougherty County," said Angela Williams-Jackson of the Ga. Department of Human Services.
Officials say they will be need community help to provide jobs for the parents who come to the accountability court, moving them from incarceration to closer relations with their family.