OCF News

Archived OCF E-Newsletters
The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood sends periodic newsletters to keep the community informed about funding opportunities and initiatives.  To receive future emails, join our email list by completing the link on our web page.  To read past e-newletters, click on the tabs below.

ODJFS News Today
ODJFS issues a daily newsletter to its staff about things of interest happening in the agency.  The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood has been featured several times.  To read about our work, click on the tabs below.

June 2012 OCF E-Newsletter:  June Fatherhood Events

March 2012 OCF E-Newsletter: New Interim OCF Director

January 2012 OCF E-Newsletter:  OCF Awards Funding to 8 Programs

December 27, 2012 ODJFS News Today: Virginia Fatherhood Delegation Visits OCF

June 28, 2012 ODJFS News Today: Fatherhood Summit Planned


2013 Annual Report

August 2013 OCF E-Newsletter:  OCF Funds 6 Programs

May 2013 OCF E-Newsletter:  New RFGA Released

March 2013 OCF E-Newsletter:  County Fatherhood Initiative

July 11, 2013 ODJFS News Today: Summit to Empower Young Fathers

April 5, 2013 ODJFS News Today: Ohio County Fatherhood Initiative

February 14, 2013 ODJFS News Today: New Executive Director


2014 Annual Report

February 2014 OCF E-Newsletter: Commissioner Cedric Collins

February 2014 OCF E-Newsletter: Funding for Responsible Fatherhood Month

February 2014 OCF E-Newsletter: Request for Workshop Proposals 

April 2014 OCF E-Newsletter: Fatherhood Summit    

May 2, 2014 ODJFS News Today: Training Held for Local Fatherhood Programs

May 29, 2014 ODJFS News Today:  Local Staff Came Together for Fatherhood Summit

June 10, 2014 OCF E-Newsletter:  June is Responsible Fatherhood Month

September 12, 2014  OCF E-Newsletter:  Meet our Chairman


Upcoming Events

The Commission Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 10, 2022 from 10:00 am. – 12:00 p.m. It will be a virtual Zoom Webinar. The audience is encouraged to utilize the chat Q&A to interact with the Commissioners, guest speaker(s), and the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood (OCF) staff. 

Please click here to join the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood Meeting scheduled for Thursday, Thursday, February 10, 2022 Commissioners’ Meeting.
You may also call using 1-301-715-8592,,97669136086#.

Please Note: We are unable to provide technical assistance during meetings. 

2022 Commission Meeting Dates:    Feb. 10, May 12, July 14, Sept. 8 and Nov. 10. 

If you would like to attend a commission meeting, please contact Terri Simons at 614-752-0182 or e-mail Terri.Simons@jfs.ohio.gov if you have any questions.  

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