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Child First Program suspended temporarily

Circuit Judge Lex Short has suspended the Child First Program temporarily in the wake of COVID-19.

The program was started in 2018 as a requirement for divorcing parents and created by Lesa Rathel and Chris Jackson.

The classes are three-hour classes taught twice a month.

Those attempting to get a divorce in Covington County and have a child under 16 are required to take the class in order to finalize the divorce.

The class has a focus on how the children feel and how to get the focus off the parents and on the children.