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Justice Department Marks Father's Day with Dial-A-Dad Program

June 12, 2008 – The V.I. Department of Justice Paternity and Child Support Division will mark Father's Day, June 15, by enhancing the relationship between children and their non-custodial parents through the use of its Dial-A-Dad Program, according to a press release from the Justice Department.
The program provides non-custodial fathers with access to their child or children who reside outside the territory by providing them with a toll-free calling card(s) to be used solely for the purpose of contacting his child or children. Fathers with active cases in the Paternity and Child Support Office are encouraged to enroll.
In order to be eligible for the program, the father must be 18 years of age, reside in the U.S. Virgin Islands and have a valid V.I. ID or other identifying document. The father must provide proof that his or her child and/or children reside on the U.S. mainland or any other part of the Caribbean outside of the V.I. The father must provide the telephone number to the household where the child or children reside.
The program is sponsored by the Department of Justice Paternity and Child Support Division Access and Visitation Program and the V.I. Resource Center for the Disabled Inc.
Participants can pick up an application at the Paternity and Child Support offices between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, located at Nisky Center, 2nd floor suite No. 500, on St. Thomas, or at 249 Estate Glynn, Christiansted, on St. Croix.
Also, applications may be picked up between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the V.I. Resource Center for the Disabled Inc., located at 74B and 75 Kronprindsens Gade.

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