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Governor issues Resolution in support of Fatherhood

Every June since 2011, Governor John R. Kasich issued a Resolution designating June as Fatherhood Month.  To read the most recent Resolution click here


Changes in Collateral Sanctions Laws

On June 7, 2012, Senator Bill Seitz spoke to the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood about recent changes to Collateral Sanctions laws in Ohio that make it easier for former offenders to find employment and get a fresh start.  More>>

Engaging Fathers by Changes in Ohio Child Support Laws

Ohio’s Office of Child Support, in collaboration with various fatherhood programs, has recognized the need to make it easier for child support obligor to more effectively provide for the well-being of their children. Ohio’s child support program continues to partner with fatherhood programs across the state in identifying barriers to successful father-child relationships and has worked with stakeholders and legislators to promote important changes in the child support program. More>>

Ohio General Assembly Affirms Support of Fatherhood Commission

Thanks to the phone calls, emails and letters from people throughout Ohio, the General Assembly included the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood in the biennial budget.  During the budget reconciliation process Governor Kasich, Speaker Batchelder and President Niehaus all agreed that the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood was making a difference and should continue to be funded.  The budget allocates $1,000,000 for the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood over the next two years.  In addition, the budget bill passed by the 129th General Assembly (HB 153) made the following changes to the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood statute:

  1. Requires the Governor to appoint the Executive Director and sets the Director's salary;
  2. Executive Director reports to Director of ODJFS; and
  3. Requires the Commission to prepare an annual report in collaboration with the Director of ODJFS that includes its expectations for the outcomes of fatherhood-related programs and initiatives and its methods for measuring those outcomes.

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