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Saturday December 3, 2022
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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The Commission Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 9, 2023 from 10:00 am. – 12:00 p.m. 

(ODJFS) OCF Commission Meeting 
Date: February 9, 2023 at 10:00 am – 12 noon
Location: Vern Riffe Building (Riffe)
77 S. High St. 19th Floor, Conference Room 1948
Columbus, OH  43215

The meeting will be IN-PERSON. Please allow time to find parking and going through the security checks at the Vern Riffe Building. Please bring your photo Identification.
The public may attend the meeting virtually by clicking here for the Zoom Webinar.

 


2023 Commission Meeting Dates:    Feb. 9,  May 11,  July 13,  Sept. 14 and Nov. 9.

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

If you need to speak to someone over the phone, please contact Executive Director Kimberly Dent at 614-752-0583. 

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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.