Fatherhood Initiative program

Perry County Juvenile Court in partnership with Job and Family Services will begin offering a Fatherhood Initiative Program with every aspect of gaining employment, from resumes to interviewing techniques, to various activities. Those attending a recent meeting to begin the planning included: (from left) Tammy Goniea from JFS, Martina Brown, court administrator; Mindy Hupp, JFS; Cheryl Boley, administrator of JFS; Bruce Gillman, and Juvenile Court Judge Luann Cooperrider.

Perry County Juvenile Court was recently awarded a Fatherhood Initiative grant from the State of Ohio Fatherhood Commission.

The Juvenile Court has offered such events and programs as, sponsoring an author, sponsoring a movie and various other activities to strengthen the relationship between children and their fathers. Most recently the Court partnered with Perry County Job and Family Service Agency to offer a Fatherhood Initiative Program to help fathers through the process. This program is a joint effort to assist fathers with every aspect of gaining employment, from resumes to interviewing techniques with contact with the fathers on a weekly basis. “This program, we believe, will strengthen the relationship between fathers and children,” stated Juvenile Court Judge Luann Cooperrider

The program will kick off in September, 2016. Judge Cooperrider says she is excited about this and is also excited to be partnering with Perry County Job and Family Services. “Research is very clear, that when a child has a strong relationship and bond with both parents it benefits them greatly,” stated the Judge.

For further information, please contact Perry County Juvenile Court.

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