Pitt County CSS Offers Free DNA Testing
Testing services offered in support of Child Support Awareness Month
PITT COUNTY, N.C. – Pitt County Department of Child Support Services (CSS), will offer free DNA testing on Thursday, August 17, 2023. The confidential testing will be held at the Pitt County Human Services Center located at 203 Government Circle, Greenville from 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
“This is a great example of the stellar work provided by the Pitt County Child Support Services Team. They truly make a difference for Pitt County children and families,” says Sharon Rochelle, Director of Pitt County Social Services.
All DNA testing fees will be waived and no appointment is necessary.
Testing program requirements:
- Paternity must be an issue,
- Parents are asked to bring a government issued ID and birth certificate for each child,
- Participants must seek Child Support Services and applications will be accepted the same day. A fee of $10.00 or $25.00 may apply.
“A critical step in a child’s life is determining the child’s father. Establishing the legal responsibility of a father for his child ensures certain rights for the child, such as a greater sense of identity and possible knowledge of the father’s family medical history and to Social Security, insurance, and military benefits,” says Sonya Scott, Child Support Program Administrator.
For unemployed or underemployed noncustodial parents, a Pitt County Child Support Employment Services Social Worker will be available to discuss the STEPP Program (Supporting Training and Employing Parents Program).
The STEPP program began in April 2021 and assists citizens with employment assistance, job search training, career exploration, skills training, resume writing, educational support, and tuition assistance.
For more information about child support, the DNA testing event, or STEPP program, contact Pitt County Child Support Services at 252-902-1300.
The Mission of Pitt County Government is to enhance the health, safety, and well-being of our community by advocating for and providing quality services in a friendly and cost-effective manner. Learn more: www.PittCountyNC.gov