The Upcoming “Advance Fatherhood Ohio! Summit” will Convene in Cincinnati on May 30, 2008

Greetings Members of Ohio Practitioners’ Network for Fathers and Families (OPNFF) and Ohio Fatherhood Advocates! Friday May 23rd is the deadline to register for the Advance Fatherhood Ohio! Summit. Spaces are filling up quickly. Don’t miss your chance to participate in this important and event!

The Advance Fatherhood Ohio! Summit, convening hundreds of public and private stakeholders, fathers, advocates and practitioners to learn about, discuss and set action steps for public policy affecting fathers and families; Friday May 30, 2008 at the KingsGate Marriott Conference Hotel at the University of Cincinnati

Attendance is FREE! Register Now! Email your name, address, phone and email to us, info@opnff.net

Sponsored by:
· Ohio Practitioners’ Network for Fathers and Families
· Ohio Office of Child Support
· Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
· Ohio Commission on Fatherhood
· Ohio Justice and Policy Center

Program Agenda

9:00 to 9:30 am – Registration

9:00 am to 3:30 pm – Resource Fair – contact us now to reserve a table! (Space is limited and will be allotted on a first come, first served basis)

9:30 to 10:30 am – Opening Remarks by Advance Fatherhood Ohio! Summit Sponsors:
· Calvin L. Williams, President of the Ohio Practitioners’ Network for Fathers and Families
· Mike Randle, Assistant Director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
· Stephen A JohnsonGrove, Executive Director of the Ohio Justice and Policy Center
· A Leadership Representative from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
· A Leadership Representative of the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood
· Bob Mecum, Executive Director of Lighthouse Youth Services

10:35 to 11:50 am – Can We Get This Right for the Children? Ohio Child Support Guidelines Council
· Presentation by Dan Cade, Section Chief of Child Support Legal Department, Hamilton County JFS Child Support Division
· Panel: a local father; a local mother; Harold Howard, SUMA Fatherhood Project; David Fleischman, Ohio Office of Child Support

11:50 to 12:20 lunch

12:25 to 1:40 pm – While Daddy is Away: Implications for Incarceration and Child Support
· Presentation by Carri Brown, Assistant Deputy Director, Ohio Office of Child Support
· Panel: a local father; a local mother; Terence Cook, Lighthouse REAL Dads; Stephen A. JohnsonGrove, Ohio Justice and Policy Center

1:45 to 3:00 pm – Going Away and Coming Home: Federal and State Reentry Policy Initiative
· Presentation by Ohio Representatives John White and Clayton Luckie, sponsors of House Bills 113 and 130
· Panel: a local father; a local mother; John Garner, Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency; Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

3:05 to 3:30 pm – Closing Remarks: James McDonald, Vice-President of OPNFF

The Advance Fatherhood Ohio! Summit is free for all participants. Register Now! Email your name, address, email and phone to info@opnff.net . Simply reply to this email to save your space!

The Summit will be held on Friday May 30th, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the KingsGate Marriott Conference Hotel at the University of Cincinnati

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