Hear what fathers that completed a fatherhood program had to say.
"I am forever grateful for the staff and programming. They have helped me transition into being allowed to spend time with my daughter and to be the great father I have become. The staff here is genuine, caring and very helpful."
"I feel I understand more about what being a father really means and what I have to do to be the best father I can be. This program really helped me."
"This was a very helpful program and I would recommend this program to any father! Thank you!"
"It helped me to be a better man and gave me a better understanding on how to treat my kids better and be a better father. "
"I enjoyed the fellowship of the program."
"I've learned a lot of valuable lessons that I can't wait to apply to my life and teach my children."
"I understand now - I must look at my life through my children's eyes, everything must be about them."
"I took this program to better myself and to help me be a better father to my son than my father was to me."
"I received knowledge I can use in the future."
"I learned many new things just by listening to other fathers' problems and issues."
The Commission Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 10:00 am. – 12:00 p.m.
(ODJFS) OCF Commission Meeting
Date: November 10, 2022 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.
2022 Commission Meeting Dates: Feb. 10, May 12, July 14, Sept. 8 and Nov. 10.
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.
Reforming Child Support to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families, June 2019
Supporting the Fatherhood Journey: Finding from the Parents and Children Together (PACT) Evaluation
Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED) Impact Report
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Promoting Responsible Fatherhood
AdCouncil Fatherhood PSAs
Region V Fatherhood Webinars
National Fatherhood Initiative
National Center for Fathering
Kids Count Data
Prison Resource Guide
Fatherhood Well-Being Screening Tool
Grant Writing Webinar (Power Point Slides)
Infant Vitality Toolkit for Fathers
Ohio County Services
Ohio Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families (OPNFF)
Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality
Ohio Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition
Ohio Putative Father Registry
Ohio Strong Babies
Start Talking Ohio
Relink.org - Anonymously find available resources for addiction recovery, human trafficking, and incarceration reentry services in your local area
"Family Children First" - Find Your County FCFC (ohio.gov)
Ohio Family and Children First > Contact Us