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Felony Non Support (FNS)

Program Overview

FNS Docket Judge:  Honorable Jennifer Muench-McElfresh

Mission Statement

The mission of FNS is to enhance public safety by preventing recidivism, while assisting participants in taking responsibility for their behavioral health issues and paying child support as Court-ordered. FNS shall use effective, evidence-based interventions and treatments in a holistic, accountability-based, community-supported approach.

Goals and Objectives

Goal: Assist the participant to pay his/her child support as Court-ordered.
Objective: Participants shall be supervised by the Adult Probation Department to ensure monthly obligations are met.

Goal: Assist participants to lead a clean and sober lifestyle.
Objective: Participants shall abstain from abusing illegal drugs and prescription medications, which shall be monitored through random/observed drug testing.

Goal: Enhance the community and public safety by reducing recidivism.
Objective: Participants shall be supervised by the Adult Probation Department to ensure additional crimes are not committed.

Goal: Improve living circumstances of participants involved in the Program.
Objective: Participants shall obtain steady employment, stable housing, and establish pro-social relationships while in FNS.

Program Description

Click here for a copy of the Program Description.

Participation Agreement

A Participation Agreement has been created detailing the rights and responsibilities of the participants in FNS. The participant has a right to the detailed, written Participation Agreement outlining the requirements and processes of FNS. The Participation Agreement includes the participant’s right to request the attendance of defense counsel during the portion of the treatment team meeting concerning the participant.  Click here for a copy of the FNS Participation Agreement.

Participant Handbook

A Participant Handbook has been created detailing FNS requirements, rules, phases, incentives, sanctions, and termination criteria. The participant shall receive a written copy of the Participant Handbook.  Click here for a copy of the FNS Participant Handbook.

Click here to receive a Specialty Courts Application.

For more information please contact the Specialty Courts office @ 513-887-3957.