The Commission Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 18, 2021 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, November 18, 2021 Commissioners’ Meeting.
You may also call using 1-301-715-8592.

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

2021 Commission Meeting Dates:    Feb. 11, May 13, Sept. 9 and Nov. 18.  

If you would like to attend a commission meeting, please contact Terri Simons at 614-752-0182.  Click the highlighted text to learn more about the commission meetings
Want to know more about the OCF Commission Meetings? Click on the highlighted text to learn more. Please e-mail Terri.Simons@jfs.ohio.gov if you have any questions.

 

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Law and Policy

The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood makes law and policy recommendations to the Ohio state legislature, state agencies and the federal government to promote responsible fatherhood. The Commission believes that government should make it easier for fathers to be involved in their children's lives. One of four core objectives of the Commission is to develop father-friendly law and policy.

Current Ohio legislation, federal legislation and policies regarding families often focuses on mothers and children while overlooking fathers. The Commission seeks to make public policy more inclusive by promoting responsible fatherhood whenever families are impacted with the ultimate goal of enhancing the well-being of Ohio’s children. We believe that if more fathers are actively and positively involved in their children’s lives, families will be strengthened. We are working with law and policymakers to enact legislation that encourages father involvement.

The staff of the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood meets with legislators to brief them on the work of the Commission as well as pending legislation that impacts fathers and families. Policymakers need to be informed about the importance of involved and committed fathers because the most challenging social problems of our time are related to father absence.