Nov
30
A huge thank you to our community

While my wonderful Thanksgiving with family reminded me of the many things I have in my personal life to be thankful for, I also thought about the many work-related reasons to say thanks. I am very thankful the voters of …

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Oct
18
Hamilton County Fatherhood Collaborative returning in 2019

An effort to better serve fathers in Hamilton County will re-launch next year after a two-year hiatus. The collaborative is meant to give community members a tool to meet challenges specific to fathers when dealing with community service organizations. The …

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Jul
31
Changes coming to child support laws

It is National Child Support month and a good time to talk about changes coming to the child support system. A series of changes to Ohio’s child support law begin taking effect next year: The economic tables used to calculate …

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Jul
30
Child Support Amnesty Offers Delinquent Parents Chance to Reinstate Licenses

Parents who have had their driver’s license or professional license suspended for not paying child support have the chance of reinstatement this month as Hamilton County Job and Family Services celebrates national Child Support Awareness Month with an offer of …

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Jul
27
Fatherhood Design Team looking beyond stereotypes

The HCJFS Fatherhood Design Team is an effort to understand a key part of families and sometimes misunderstood JFS client; fathers. Towards that end the team recently watched a video of a father/son retreat where men learned to connect with …

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Jul
26
Fatherhood design team continues work

The HCJFS Fatherhood Design Team met last Friday. The team of staff and community members is looking at ways the agency can better serve fathers.  The meeting began with a presentation that served as a refresher on what Design Thinking …

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Jul
17
Need someone to speak to your group?

Our Speakers Bureau can provide someone to talk to your group about HCJFS.  Topics include: Spotting child abuse, getting public assistance, reporting fraud, adoption, and our fatherhood initiative.  Visit our Speakers Bureau page under the Contact Us section to request …

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Jun
29
Supporting fathers key to our work

We serve a lot of fathers in the programs throughout our agency. We assist them in feeding their children, help them acquire medical care for their children, assist them in paying child support, and help them find and train for …

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Jun
27
Former prosecutor leads HCJFS legal section

He has dealt with kids, parents and the courts for years as a prosecutor, guardian ad litem and private attorney. Now, Melvin Planas brings that experience to HCJFS as the new section chief of our legal department. Born in The …

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Jun
15
Foster care cases increasing

Fox19 shares a great story of adoption that highlights the increased need for foster care in Hamilton County. 

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