DSC_0310Parents who are homeless often have warrants due to non-compliance with child support orders. Sixty-day hearings will be set for down on their luck parents who have fallen behind on child-support payments and need time to get their finances in order. Services will be available at the annual Project Homeless Connect on November 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cashman Center, 850 N. Las Vegas Blvd., Exhibit Halls A and B. A District Court judge will perform the hearings at Project Homeless Connect.

“Having a warrant is a roadblock to getting a job, finding a place to live or accomplishing other basics that help people live productive lives,” said Judge Charles Hoskin, who presides over the Family Division. “At Project Homeless Connect, homeless parents will get the opportunity to quash child support warrants, so that they can get their financial matters in order and get on track to addressing their obligations.”

Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is an annual service and resource event for those experiencing homelessness or those who are at-risk of becoming homeless. The intent is to bring needed services in one, easily accessed location to help individuals overcome barriers to housing and self –sufficiency. This is the first time the District Court will participate in the PHC.