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File #: 0237X-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/26/2018 In control: Page
On agenda: 7/30/2018 Final action: 8/3/2018
Title: To recognize August as National Child Support Awareness month and to honor the Compass Program for their advocacy in assisting families throughout Franklin County
Sponsors: Jaiza Page, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Emmanuel V. Remy, Michael Stinziano, Priscilla Tyson, Shannon G. Hardin

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To recognize August as National Child Support Awareness month and to honor the Compass Program for their advocacy in assisting families throughout Franklin County

 

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WHEREAS, founded in August 1995, National Child Support Awareness Month was established by former President Clinton to recognize the importance of child support programs at all levels of government, ensuring children receive the necessary financial support to lead secure and healthy lives; and

 

WHEREAS, the Compass Program was created by Judge Terri Jamison in collaboration with the Franklin County Child Support Enforcement Agency in 2014 to ensure that families would stay on the right path and receive support even after an obligor was incarcerated; and

 

WHEREAS, the Compass Program allows obligors to seek and receive the means they need for employment all while under the authority of a court order. By doing this, members of the family, especially the child, are safeguarded by the program from further obstacles; and

 

WHEREAS, the mission of Compass is to help empower parents by providing support services that aid in obtaining and maintaining employment to meet their parental obligations. The Compass Program has received numerous awards and recognition for its outstanding endeavors, including the Human Services Award at the 2017 Annual Convention of the National Association of Counties; now therefore,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:  That this Council does hereby recognize August as National Child Support Awareness month and we honor the Compass Program for their advocacy in assisting families throughout Franklin County.