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Outstanding in their Field. Now, about that Field… (Fatherhood Grantees/Practitioners)

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Again, I am only sampling a field that was sent in place decades ago, has major foundations supporting it (one should ask WHY) as well as the many resources of the HHS, and the “yeah, man — right up our alley!” of one too many tax-exempt religious foundations. Or, as you will, faith-based.

TAGGS.hhs.gov on this group (I searched by its EIN# — which is below).

Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
INST FOR RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD & FAM. REVITALIZATION  WASHINGTON DC 20019 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA $ 2,549,350

 

Before we get too far into the economics of this field, I’d like to post a sample of what some of the DYNAMICS of it are about.  This 2001 Appeal is interesting because it incorporates how the court responds to evidence of injuring a child on visitation and severe violence (breaking a woman’s sternum and grabbing her by the throat) — that woman being the 2nd wife // stepmother — and because the man in question is on the board of (another — not the above) Fathers’ rights group based in WDC (ACFC).  This is one child — a girl, born in 1989 (divorce, 1991, first evidence of post-separation bruising of the girl, ca. 1996) and it covered two states, Michigan and Louisiana.  It’s a short-double-spaced read, and I hope you do.  Because at least in part — no offence to non-abusive Dads — this is also what the “FR’ movement is about — that FR are FR even when these things happen:

Lauren Hollingsworth v. James Semerad,

Appeal from 3rd Judicial District Court, Parish of Lincoln, Louisiana Trial Court No. 43,428~  Honorable R. Wayne Smith, Judge.

(Dad, see very far below same photo, looks like a very upstanding man):

Similar personnel to the ACFC group (far below) found on this one also:  Baskerville, Semerad, Mike McManus (who wants to do away with no-fault divorce), etc.  Click on link:

The Center for Marriage Policy

Dads of Michigan Related site, it says (read to see the spheres of influence involved & connection with another WDC organization, “ACFC”):

Rebuilding heterosexual marriage as the social norm is the necessary structural foundation for successful American socioeconomic reconstruction.

Among this testimony we can see both parents being court-ordered to attend a class, one of the (3) experts calling “parental alienation” but the testimony of the others (who felt the child to be credible, and not coached, esp. with the bruises) were concerned.  Moreover, it appears that the same father had literally broken the stepmom’s sternum and grabbed her throat’ they were divorcing.  he lied under oath about that event and had a new girlfriend to whom apparently the daughter was exposed.  It appears that the court’s response is simply to adjust the supervised visitation, not terminate it!  This Appeal in question comes fully 10 years after their divorce.  Get the picture?

Seriously, it’s a short read and covers many typical issues in family court these days in a case which divorce pre-dated welfare reform but still had the PAS charge…


Children of divorce or of non-marriage need parenting by both the mother and father, unless a parent is found unfit.  Each parent will get at least one-third time with their children.  Shared Parenting laws will assume a default change of custody from one parent to the other at the half-way point to the date of emancipation, unless the parents voluntarily agree to another arrangement, assuring that the children will receive approximately one-half of their upbringing from each parent.

8. “Poverty to Marriage” policy

Welfare and child support will be modified to discourage long-term non-marriage.  Shared Parenting will be required unless a parent is found unfit, is incarcerated, or voluntarily waives custody.  The emphasis will be on building marriage or remarriage, and maximizing parental access to children.  If a single parent is cohabiting current subsidies such as Medicaid and Earned Income Tax Credit – would not be sharply reduced if the couple marries, as at present, but would be phased down over time.

(this, from secularNewsDaily quotes the dangers of same-sex marriage, calling it “feminist marriage” (feminist = bad):

The longitudinal impact of feminist marriage on reproductive and marital choices of unmarried individuals will be profound. Women who are presently on welfare will be propelled to marry each other, leaving unmarried men already sidelined by the welfare state machinery doubly-disenfranchised. Women who are not married can enter the welfare state by having a child out-of-wedlock, and then double their entitlements by marrying another woman on welfare

Yes, I too, when the child support arrears began mounting, having separated ONLY to get on that soup line (and not because of violence or death threats), had same-sex marriage been legal nationwide, would certainly and suddenly have switched sexual orientation for economic survival, being an otherwise helpless clueless, jobless single mother, and of course a money-grabbing mama.  Imagine the national catastrophe if more people thought like — well, like these guys say they they think we think…

Not to dwell on this Lauren Hollingsworth v. James Semerad, a bit shocking, case too much, but just for the record a politically active and (other than in divorce court) respected Navy Commander on board (with Stephen Baskerville, Ph.D. Mike McManus David R. Usher, Phyllis Schlafly, et al.) The Center for Marriage Policy above (formed fall 2011, I don’t see a nonprofit) AND “Association of Fathers and Children” (small change/big influence nonprofit, not current with its tax returns, far below with the same photo & WDC logo) did, it says, break the sternum of and grab by her throat, his new wife (the daughter’s stepmom) (and lie about it under oath later), assault his own (then still young) daughter at least 8 times, leaving bruises 3 times, play “pancake on her” (lying on top and squirming) jam her, angry into the refrigerator, and (it says) slap the girls head so hard her head slammed into the (car?) window.  He also had a new girlfriend (I gather the stepmother opted to then divorce him, I hope they don’t have children in common). meaning the little girl had her mother, her stepmother, her abusive father and a new woman — in her life growing up, which I’ll bet isn’t that unusual.  THEREFORE, let us make divorce much, much, harder and just beef up the hospital emergency room staff so children can have stable households growing up.
Given this, it is a clear case of parental alienation and of course there should be supervised visitation, just not with the father’s relatives; the family violence prevention act doesn’t count (i.e., the sternum incident) here because the stepmom was not a parent. …. And that was in 2001

There’s more — that’s just a sampler…  Or, see “Holy Crap and The Center for Marriage Policy

..back to the other group, “INST for FAM REVITALIZATION” etc.  Most of this post is more about corporations and grants, social science matters, than divorce, or DV…

Here’s the version showing to which program office & CFDA (award code) it was appropriated, as well as who was Principal Investigator when (AND — that there was never a DUNS# entered for this institute).  However, this version is not chrono by year (it’s going to sort on whatever column shows up furthest to the left.  The database is a little rigid that way:.

Results 1 to 11 of 11 matches.
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Progr Office Award Number Award Title Action Issue Date CFDA CFDA Program Name Award Action Type Principal Investigator DUNS Number Sum of Actions
CB 90XA0005 REPLICATION & REVITALIZATION FATHERHOOD MODEL 08/23/1999 93670 Child Abuse and Neglect Discretionary Activities NEW ALAN INMAN $ 300,000
CB 90XA0005 REPLICATION & REVITALIZATION FATHERHOOD MODEL 09/15/2000 93670 Child Abuse and Neglect Discretionary Activities NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION ALAN INMAN $ 300,000
CB 90XA0005 REPLICATION & REVITALIZATION FATHERHOOD MODEL 11/02/2001 93670 Child Abuse and Neglect Discretionary Activities EXTENSION WITH OR WITHOUT FUNDS ALAN INMAN $ 0
OCS 90EI0127 ASSETS FOR INDEPENDENCE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM (IDA) 09/10/2001 93602 Assets for Independence Demonstration Program NEW FRANCES BALLARD $ 1,000,000
OPRE 90PR0003 RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROJECTS 09/30/1995 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration NEW CHARLES A. BALLARD $ 85,000
OPRE 90PR0003 RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROJECTS 07/11/1997 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration OTHER REVISION CHARLES A BALLARD $ 0
OPRE 90PR0004 RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROJECTS 09/30/1995 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration NEW CHARLES A. BALLARD $ 85,000
OPRE 90PR0004 RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROJECTS 07/11/1997 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration OTHER REVISION CHARLES A BALLARD $ 0
OPRE 90XP0014 EVALUATION OF THE INSTITUTE FOR RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD  09/15/1999 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration NEW CHARLES A BALLARD $ 180,000 
OPRE 90XP0024 UNSOLICITED/CAPACITY BUILDING AND PROGRAM ENCHANCEMENT OF PHILADELPHIA MODEL 07/27/2001 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration NEW FRANCES H BALLARD $ 500,000
OPRE 90XP0043 RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD AND STABLE FAMILY PROJECT (EARMARK) 06/30/2003 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration NEW CHARLES A BALLARD $ 99,350

Another (Chrono) way of looking at this same chart, will show that none of this extremely fatherhood grant was under CFDA 93086, and how it played out, by year, and by person:

Fiscal Year Award Number Award Title Budget Year CFDA Number CFDA Program Name Principal Investigator DUNS Number Sum of Actions
2003 90XP0043 RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD AND STABLE FAMILY PROJECT (EARMARK) 1 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration CHARLES A BALLARD $ 99,350
2002 90XA0005 REPLICATION & REVITALIZATION FATHERHOOD MODEL 2 93670 Child Abuse and Neglect Discretionary Activities ALAN INMAN $ 0
2001 90EI0127 ASSETS FOR INDEPENDENCE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM (IDA) 1 93602 Assets for Independence Demonstration Program FRANCES BALLARD $ 1,000,000
2001 90XP0024 UNSOLICITED/CAPACITY BUILDING AND PROGRAM ENCHANCEMENT OF PHILADELPHIA MODEL 1 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration FRANCES H BALLARD $ 500,000
2000 90XA0005 REPLICATION & REVITALIZATION FATHERHOOD MODEL 2 93670 Child Abuse and Neglect Discretionary Activities ALAN INMAN $ 300,000
1999 90XA0005 REPLICATION & REVITALIZATION FATHERHOOD MODEL 1 93670 Child Abuse and Neglect Discretionary Activities ALAN INMAN $ 300,000
1999 90XP0014 EVALUATION OF THE INSTITUTE FOR RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD 1 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration CHARLES A BALLARD $ 180,000
1997 90PR0003 RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROJECTS 1 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration CHARLES A BALLARD $ 0
1997 90PR0004 RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROJECTS 1 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration CHARLES A BALLARD $ 0
1995 90PR0003 RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROJECTS 01 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration CHARLES A. BALLARD $ 85,000
1995 90PR0004 RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROJECTS 01 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration CHARLES A. BALLARD $ 85,000

And I wonder what other grants were “90PR” and 90XA” — do you?

(this shows a 10 year gap between the last fatherhood and a different series at Johns Hopkins (only one of that grant series, I just skipped the top 2 rows of the same grant:

Who is Dr. Wallace O. McLaughlin, (READ the 2003-2004 newsletter about the Indiana Perinatal Network sharing space with Fathers and Families Resource Center in Indiana, and where young men (fathers) were referred from, including the child support agency….below?  also see 2011 Annual Report and note Community Donors and Corporate Donors for this group, may have blogged before.

Anecdotal

One reason I know of this group is I know a noncustodial mother driven homeless (in Indianapolis!) through wage-garnishments to pay child support to a child she was not even able to SEE.  This woman was working FT at a reasonable salary, but so much was taken out, she couldn’t afford ANY housing.  Being a noncustodial parent (female) she also approached this resource center (if I have which one right) which most likely gets some access/visitation funding — to see her own child, but received no help.  The woman also had been battered by the father and ended up in a shelter, after which the custody switch.  That’s about how it seems to go now.  I’m pretty sure that taxes also were taken out of her wages.  This is one of many reasons reason I want this funding and all marriage promotion, etc. stopped!

2007 JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY MD U90PR000004 CENTERS FOR LAW AND PUBLIC HEALTH: A COLLABORATIVE AT JOHN HOPKINS AND GEORGETOWN 93286 Discovery and Applied Research for Technological Innovations to Improve Human Health JAMES HODGE 001910777 $ 375,000
1997 ADDISON COUNTY PARENT & CHILD CENTER VT 90PR0005 RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROJECTS 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration HOWARD RUSSELL 162206692 $ 0
1997 INST FOR RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD & FAM. REVITALIZATION DC 90PR0003 RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROJECTS 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration CHARLES A BALLARD $ 0
1997 INST FOR RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD & FAM. REVITALIZATION DC 90PR0004 RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROJECTS 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration CHARLES A BALLARD $ 0
1997 ST. BERNANDINE’S HEAD START MD 90PR0002 RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROJECTS 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration SHEILA TUCKER $ 0
1997 WISHARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN 90PR0001 RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROJECTS 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration DR. WALLACE O MCLAUGHLIN $ 0
1995 ADDISON COUNTY PARENT & CHILD CENTER VT 90PR0005 RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROJECTS 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration HOWARD RUSSELL 162206692 $ 85,000
1995 INST FOR RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD & FAM. REVITALIZATION DC 90PR0003 RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROJECTS 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration CHARLES A. BALLARD $ 85,000
1995 INST FOR RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD & FAM. REVITALIZATION DC 90PR0004 RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROJECTS 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration CHARLES A. BALLARD $ 85,000
1995 ST. BERNANDINE’S HEAD START MD 90PR0002 RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROJECTS 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration SHEILA TUCKER $ 85,000
1995 WISHARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN 90PR0001 RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROJECTS 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration DR. WALLACE O. MCLAUGHLIN $ 85,000

what about the XP and XA grants?  There are 489 results for “90XP” and all are 93647, as above.

Here’s a sample of some given to “CITY – something.”

CHRISTIAN FAMILY MINISTRIES, INC. IL 90XP0114 EARMARK – SOCIAL SERVICES AND INCOME MAINTENANCE RESEARCH 93647 RHONDA L SYKES $ 49,600
CITY CONNECT DETROIT MI 90XP0115 SOCIAL SERVICES AND INCOME MAINTENANCE RESEARCH 93647 GENEVA WILLIAMS $ 198,400
CITY OF CHESTER BUREAU OF HEALTH PA 90XP0176 SEXUAL ABSTINENCE EDUCATION AND RESOURCE PROGRAM 93647 KATY GODRIGUEZ 071451611 $ 104,160
CITY OF CHESTER BUREAU OF HEALTH PA 90XP0277 (EARMARK: ACF/FYSB) SEXUAL ABSTINENCE EDUCATION AND RESOURCE PROGRAM  93647 SHAUNA A WATSON 071451611 $ 0
CITY OF FORT WORTH TX  90XP0278 (EARMARK: ACF/OHS) EARLY CHILDHOOD RESOURCE CENTERS  93647  KATHY L LIVINGSTON  073170458  $ 191,593 
CITY OF FORT WORTH TX  90XP0361 (EARMARK:ACF/OHS) CITY OF FORT WORTH  93647  SANDRA LAMM  073170458  $ 285,000 
CITY OF FORT WORTH TX  90XP0425 (EARMARK: ACF/OHS) FORT WORTH EARLY CHILDHOOD MATTERS INITIATIVE  93647  SANDRA LAMM  073170458  $ 425,000 
CITY OF PROVO UT 90XP0383 (EARMARK: ACF/CB) BOULDERS MENTORING PROGRAM 93647 MAYOR JOHN R CURTIS  072990542 $ 350,000
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES NY 90XP0020 RESEARCH FORUM DATABASE 93647 BARBARA BLUM 169248895 $ 625,002
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES NY 90XP0020 RESEARCH FORUM DATABASE 93647 MARY CLARE LENNON 169248895 $ 225,000
COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF PHILADELPHIA, INC PA 90XP0158 EARMARK – SOCIAL SERVICES AND INCOME MAINTENANCE RESEARCH 93647 MRS TREENA REID  $ 101,184

I’m interested in the Columbia grant knowing that there’s  fatherhood research center up there (see Ronald Mincy Ph.D.); it’s very well known.  A lot of “titles” being entered under the Principal Investigators. Here’s another one:

Children`s Rights Council, Inc. MD 90XP0138 EARMARK – SOCIAL SERVICES AND INCOME MAINTENANCE RESEARCH 93647 DAVID L LEVY, ESQ. $ 74,398
 

we should know how influential Mr. Levy and the CRC has been, however they aren’t showing many HHS grants….  Notice also — NO DUNS (how cute!)  This group has been around since, like 1985 or earlier?

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2005 90XP0138  EARMARK – SOCIAL SERVICES AND INCOME MAINTENANCE RESEARCH 1 0 ACF 03-30-2005 $ 74,398 
Fiscal Year 2005 Total: $ 74,398
FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2004 90XA0085  NEUTRAL DROP OFF AND PICKUP OF CHILDREN AND SUPERVISED ACCESS 1 0 ACF 09-15-2004 $ 63,622 
Fiscal Year 2004 Total: $ 63,622
Total of all award actions: $ 138,020
FATHERS DAY RALLY COMMITTEE, INC. PA 90XP0047 EARMARK/RITES OF PASSAGE PROGRAM 93647 BILAL A QAYYUM $ 149,025
Family & Children First, Inc KY 90XP0077 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 93647 DANIEL P FOX $ 19,882

Also note — the habit of ALL caps some and Initial Caps others means that a name sort is not alphabetical within single letters.  I.e. “FATHERS DAY RALLY” came before “Family & Children First.”  The latter handles abuse and violence against children matters (I looked up saw same street address) and Mr. Fox is its President

…Child sexual abuse medical examinations are made available, in part, by a grant from the Child Victims’ Trust Fund. The Child Advocacy Center is accredited by the National Children’s Alliance.

Darkness to Light

Family & Children’s Place is pleased to offer Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children training program. This revolutionary sexual abuse prevention training program educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

It has a VERY long list of funders (including Annheuser Busch, JP Morgan, etc.) — why did HHS need to pay this man’s salary or for an executive director??)

Fathers & Families Resources/Research Center IN 90XP0255 (EARMARK: ACF/OFA) FATHERHOOD DEVELOPMENT 93647 ROBERT J RIPPERGER 876990719 $ 76,637
Fathers` Support Center, St. Louis MO  90XP0057 UNSOLICITED – SOCIAL SERVICES AND INCOME MAINTENANCE RESEARCH  93647  HALBERT SULLIVAN  023296192  $ 99,410 
First 5 Alameda County CA 90XP0254 (EARMARK: ACF/OHS) POST SECONDARY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAMS 93647 JANIS BURGER 134475644 $ 263,318
First 5 Alameda County CA 90XP0322 EARMARK: ACF/OHS) FIRST 5 ALAMEDA COUNTY 93647 JANIS BURGER 134475644 $ 476,000
First 5 Alameda County CA 90XP0378 (EARMARK: ACF/OHS) CHILDREN’S SART 93647 LOREN FARRAR 134475644 $ 500,000

First 5 was statewide, if I recall,and there was talk about misappropriation of funds for political purposes.  DNK that this meant these grants however…

90XP0057 (Mr. Sullivan’s group in MO) deserves some notice, particularly as to SPELLING in another fatherhood grant series, and in addition, this particular group provoked a state audit for misuesof funds.  This 90XP was the first, apparently… in this series:

Recipient: Fathers` Support Center, St. Louis
Address: POST OFFICE BOX 2055
SAINT LOUIS, MO 63158
Country Name: United States of America
County Name: ST. LOUIS
HHS Region: 7
Type: Other Social Services Organization
Class: Non-Profit Public Non-Government Organizations

AWARD ACTIONS

Showing: 1 – 6 of 6 Award Actions

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2012 90FK0052  FATHERS’ SUPPORT CENTERS’ PATHWAY TO RESPONSIBLE FAHTERGOOD  2 00 ACF 09-27-2012 023296192 $ 1,530,190 
Fiscal Year 2012 Total: $ 1,530,190
FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2011 90FK0052  FATHERS’ SUPPORT CENTERS’ PATHWAY TO RESPONSIBLE FAHTERGOOD 1 00 ACF 09-26-2011 023296192 $ 1,530,190 
Fiscal Year 2011 Total: $ 1,530,190
FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2007 90FI0070  HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP SKILLS FOR FRAGILE FAMILIES 3 0 ACF 08-06-2007 023296192 $ 100,000 
Fiscal Year 2007 Total: $ 100,000
FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2006 90FI0070  HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP SKILLS FOR FRAGILE FAMILIES 2 0 ACF 08-17-2006 023296192 $ 100,000 
Fiscal Year 2006 Total: $ 100,000
FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2005 90FI0070  HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP SKILLS FOR FRAGILE FAMILIES 1 0 ACF 08-09-2005 023296192 $ 100,000 
Fiscal Year 2005 Total: $ 100,000
FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2004 90XP0057  UNSOLICITED – SOCIAL SERVICES AND INCOME MAINTENANCE RESEARCH 1 0 ACF 04-26-2004 023296192 $ 99,410 
Fiscal Year 2004 Total: $ 99,410
Total of all award actions: $ 3,459,790

  

How about responsible SPELLING (year 2011).  Notice also, the sudden increase in the amount of the grant….They were audited for the year 2007 — here’s a letter about it.  I blogged it, but you’ll have to “search”on the blog, which is long.  However, they showed the problem with accountability.

However, a Missouri State Senator giving glowing reports about this nonprofit, and the Fathering Court:

Criminal Nonsupport and “Fathering Courts” — Senate Bill 140

Senator Smith with staff of the Fathers’ Support Center who supported Sen. Smith’s legislation to update Missouri’s paternity law to provide DNA testing in paternity disputes and grant relief of child support when a genetic test disproves paternity.

Kansas City’s innovative experiment with “Fathering Courts” for men struggling to pay child support has been a tremendous success. Now, with the passage of my Senate Bill 140, Missouri courts dealing with criminal nonsupport cases can create special courts to assign nonviolent defendants to court-supervised educational, vocational or employment training, substance abuse treatment or work programs. Instead of being sentenced to jail time for missing child support payments, fathers will now have the opportunity to take advantage of programs that can help them get back on their feet, start paying child support, and re-engage them in their children’s lives. This system is projected to save the state $1.5 million annually in reduced prison costs. And more importantly, it means that children are much more likely to receive the financial support they need — money they definitely won’t see if their fathers are locked up in jail and unable to work.

To help accomplish this, a commission will investigate funding opportunities for the assessment and training of persons assigned to criminal nonsupport courts and/or for the operation of criminal nonsupport courts. The commission will work to secure grants, funds, and other property and services necessary to facilitate criminal nonsupport court operation and allocate resources among the various criminal nonsupport courts operating within the state.

I want to thank the Fathers’ Support Center, a North St. Louis non-profit that brought men to the Capitol who offered compelling testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Senate Bill 140, and who will play an important role in sharing a model of success. I believe that this legislation would not have passed without the courage of those men who came to testify.

Senator Smith’s work with the Fathers’ Support Center in St. Louis prompted him to offer legislation creating “Fathering Courts” as an alternative to prosecution and incarceration for men with child support debt. During a Senate hearing, a number of men provided compelling testimony in support of Sen. Smith’s legislation.

Establishing Paternity — Senate Bill 141

Because there are many men in our state who have been paying child support for children who are not their own, some of whom have fallen behind on paying and now have criminal records, I sponsored Senate Bill 141. This bill will allow men to be relieved of child support payments when they provide a DNA test proving they are not the child’s biological father. In some cases, they can’t support their own families because they must try to avoid a criminal record for failure to pay child support. At the same time, the true biological father is not involved in any way with his child. My legislative director Stacy Morse and I crafted Senate Bill 141 because we wanted to restore justice for men who, often for reasons beyond their control, have found themselves legally obligated to support children who are not theirs.  

Working with multiple agencies, we first solved the notification process for notifying men of paternity so families can resolve paternity disputes, and child support is assigned to the responsible party.  Instead of being notified through the mail — a fairly arbitrary process in this age of rampant evictions and foreclosures — those alleged to be fathers will be notified in person by process servers.  Second, if there is doubt about the paternity of a child, judges will be able to order mothers to bring in a child for DNA testing, and any man who can prove he is not a child’s biological father will be able to have a child support order overturned so the real father can be pursued for child support payments. (There is a window of opportunity from August 28, 2009, through December 31, 2011, when this can occur.) Additionally, any “non-father” who had been convicted of nonsupport may have his record expunged, and the child’s birth certificate will be modified.

Who are Charles A and Frances H Ballard?  well, for one married to each other.  For another, being paid over $100K each at one point on the tax return of this organization…. I went through that on another post.  And more, at the bottom of this post…..

Yep re-instituting fatherhood.  This is necessary after policies which tend to eliminate vast populations of fathers, for example WARs, or other policies in association with wars and more related to trade, called slavery.    It helps to enslave a population to break up families against their will and take over the women forcibly — for breeding, menial labor, or just for fun and because that’s what some do — oldest story in the book.   Then, having done that and STILL doing that, institute the revitalization of the same thing that was earlier destroyed and all but worship it.  Scapegoat someone or something else for having disgraced this idol, and thus keep the public emotionally whipped up with each reactive swing of the pendulum til they are frazzled and/or broke.

Then swoop in with the solution intended all along — collective, centralized government of the many by the few, using superior resources and technology and, of course, strategizing how to do this in a MOST non-representative way.  For example, writing letters to the Pope about “Defending our Father’s House” or having consultations behind closed doors in the executive branch of State Governments (Kansas), or have multi-state participating conventions in places where most people may not think to look, for example in one of several dozen nonprofit trade associations intent on lobbying legislatures to favor their policies.   Such a deal.

Establish things (offices, Commissions) by Executive Order in general, always of course to help larger groups of people more efficiently (electronically replicatable) and etc.  If they neither want, nor need, this type of aggressive “help,” too bad, once it’s already in motion.  Call it voluntary, but is it really?  What are the options?  Again, here’s a basic standard:

SAMPLE from last post, and a little follow up to where some of the boards of directors are now:

(the tax return has to be seen to be believed….) (AND IS THE ONLY ONE I CAN FIND!)

#ORGANIZATION NAME

STATE

YR

TOTAL

ASSETS

FORM

PP

EIN#

Institute for Responsible Fatherhood and Family Revitalization DC 2002 $321,600  990 15 52-1867708

“ASSISTING FATHERS TO BECOME LOVING NURTURING PRODUCTIVE FATHERS OF CHILDREN AND MEMBERS OF SOCIETY.”  PROGRAM SERVICE EXPENSES:  $2,847,578

Board of Trustees (all 5 salaried) Charles Ballard, $127K, Frances Ballard $121K, Emmanuel K. Idowu, $73K; Kay Watkins, $61K, Robert Woodfork, $53K  “Other income:  $128,471 (Unexplained except “All income relates to its exempt purpose” (completely described in the single phrase, above, assisting fathers….)

Consultant:  Alan J. Inman of New Rochelle, NY, paid $63,542 (see HHS grant in chart below).

This one was hard to find!  Finally found it, by this EIN#, under the IRS list of “automatically revoked” nonprofits!  (hover for description of revocation & street address of the firm per IRS) It shows receipt of TAGGs funding from 1995 through 2003, and I have only been able to locate the above tax return, so far….  The above tax return indicates that from 1998- 2001 (four years) it received over $14 million of gifts and contributions…..  It says it paid consultants $188K (only one is listed, though, who got one-third of that).  And then, the organization is simply allowed to dissipate… (revoked for nonfiling of return).

EIN Sorted Ascending Legal Name (Doing Business As) Sorted Ascending City Sorted Ascending State Sorted Ascending ZIP Sorted Ascending Country Sorted Ascending Exemption
Type
 Sorted Ascending
Revocation
Date
 Sorted Ascending
Revocation
Posting Date
 Sorted Ascending
52-1867708 INSTITUTE FOR RESPONSIBLE WASHINGTON DC 20036 US 501(c)(3) 15-May-2010 09-Jun-2011

the IRS-listed street address seems to match a few gov’t authorities, like International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association, etc. (1146 19TH ST NW STE 800 WASHINGTON, DC 20036-3725), making so far the third address listing for the one organization.

Another site run by the Urban Institute is a clearinghouse of data on the nonprofit sector of the United States where I often find things that I can’t find on the 990finder (although that’s supposedly where they get their images from), and under the following three categories, pasting in this same EIN# (only, and no other sort) I couldn’t locate the above organization. In other words, not even under INactive charities

1.  the database: (accessible through “nccsdataweb.urban.org” or a newer one (which leads to the same search screen though, I believe) simply called “Nccs.urban.org

National Center for Charitable Statistics

2.  the three categories I searched (with the EIN#) under, all which came up, no records found:

These are the only organizations (through this site) with the word “fatherhood” in their title ranked by size or assets (not income.  Income is typically much larger…)

WHO IS  “THE URBAN INSTITUTE” ANYHOW? (WHO SPONSORS NCCS, ABOVE)

Incidentally, here’s the form for the Urban Institute:  (there are actually 45 results on this search, I”ll just include the top few, sorted by assets. I doesn’t sort by state….)

2010  581514037 The Urban Child Institute TN 1983 03 6,538,790 137,509,727 990
2010  520880375       Urban Institute (2100 M Street, NW  ) DC 1968 03 $64,363,186 $128,377,939 990
2011  53-0159845 Urban Land Institute DC 1941 03 49,145,315 47,943,439 990
2010  11-2561648 Urban Resource Institute NY 1995 03 19,448,422 19,886,359 990
2011  38-2220005 Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts MI 1982 03 1,139,753 11,787,675 990
2010  43-1685733 Applied Urban Research Institute MO 1995 03 232,629 1,312,782 990
2007  95-4583217 Institute for Urban Research & Development CA 1996 03-pf 1,293,466 1,185,553 990
2011 52-6674346
The Urban Institute Employee Benefit Trust

 oops.  Oh well!

this handles health care, dental, etc. for their employees..

DC 1994 09 1,747,937 1,003,369 990
2011  113185372 Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health Inc NY 1994 03 2,323,210 945,650 990
2011  521905869 Urban Medical Institute Inc MD 1995 03 3,494,082 847,120 990
2010  311524740 Hispanic Ministry Center Inc Urban Youth Workers Institute CA 1997 03 1,451,303 644,784 990
2010  621341655 Urban Century Institute TN 1988 03 95,187 598,805 990
2010  043417034 Urban Ecology Institute Inc MA 1998 03 499,040 457,991 990
2010  010683413 The Council of Urban Professionals Institute NY 2003 03 2,525,424 407,397 990
2011  202835139 International Institute for Urban Development Inc MA 2006 03 528,785 271,291 990
2010  954167526 Dangerfield Institute of Urban Problems CA 1989 03 2,151,171 164,327 990

The Urban Institute’s tax return should be looked at — get a scope of the size (the paychecks of those board of directors who are paid; i.e., the president is around $400K when combined with $39K from a related organization.  They received in ONE year ca. $35 million (that’s million) government grants, and in general are supportive of the fatherhood field. This database was put out by them, from what I can tell…  They publish all kinds of things with other institutes (Like Brookings) and Foundations about — the rest of us.  Sample of Ron Haskins (welfare reform/access visitation promoter) articles from The Urban Institute Site:

This money was not all from HHS, obviously — because here’s the search results on Urban Institute (The) funding — including one minus a DUNS# — why am I getting used to that by now?

The type of institution:

Research Institution, Foundation and Laboratory(GUESS WHO THE LAB RATS ARE!…..) 
Class: Non-Profit Private Non-Government Organizations
Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
URBAN INSTITUTE (THE)  WASHINGTON DC 20037-1207 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 074803701 $ 8,221,135
URBAN INSTITUTE (THE)  WASHINGTON DC 20037 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA $ 544,123

THIS organization is a nonprofit (meaning, tax-exempt because they’re helpful, the good guys) and is located right in washington D.C. gets $35 million gov’t help in one tax year, and it’s a private NON-government institution?)

Or it will put out stuff like this speculating (or, examining) about racial wealth gaps and how they happen.  It’s nice to know one is being profiled behind one’s back, no? And that most likely some of the money to write this up came from your wages… or other asset losses…

Do Financial Support and Inheritance Contribute to the Racial Wealth Gap? (Fact Sheet/Opportunity and Ownership Project)

Signe-Mary McKernanCaroline RatcliffeMargaret SimmsSisi Zhang

Large differences in wealth holdings exist between white households and their African American and Hispanic counterparts. This factsheet summarizes key findings from a study that explored the impact of private transfers on racial and ethnic wealth gaps. It found that small cash transfers had little or no effect on wealth holdings, but in the case of African American households large inheritances or gifts explained about 12 percent of the difference in wealth between them and white households.

Posted to Web: September 07, 2012

Publication Date: September 07, 2012

Families and Reentry: Unpacking How Social Support Matters (Research Report)

Jocelyn FontaineDouglas Gilchrist-ScottMegan DenverShelli B. Rossman

This study evaluated the family-inclusive case management component of the Chicago-based Safer Return program, which engages family members in service provision to former prisoners. Using qualitative and quantitative data, the research focused on the associations between family support and family members’ and formerly incarcerated persons’ short-term outcomes. The research found that family members have strong and positive relationships with their formerly incarcerated relatives. However, engaging families in the reentry process directly can be challenging because incarcerated persons are reticent to nominate family members and/or family members are unwilling or unable to participate in their family member’s reentry program.

Posted to Web: August 02, 2012 Publication Date: June 30, 2012

or real gems suggesting that more mental health treatment for mothers might get more of them back to work (whereas more connectivity between fathers and their children is allegedly supposed to inspire the fathers to get back to work.  Somehow, the connection is not made that connections between mothers and fathers where low-income is a factor may relate to violence by one upon the other….
The Impact of Mental Health Treatment on Low-Income Mothers’ Work (Research Report)

Pamela J. LoprestAustin Nichols

This study analyzes the impact of mental health problems and mental health treatment on low-income mothers’ employment, using the 2002 National Survey of America’s Families. We find that all mothers, low-income mothers, and low-income single mothers in very poor mental health are significantly less likely to work. Instrumental variables regressions show that mothers receiving mental health treatment are significantly more likely to work. These findings suggest that mental health problems are an important barrier to work among low-income women and that access to treatment for these problems can substantially improve the probability of work for this group.

Posted to Web: February 17, 2012 Publication Date: June 01, 2008

On the other hand, as we see, the key to getting more men back on the child support track (the employment track) is access to their families..There were some devastating studies on this many years ago (see MDRC website, Parents Fair Share) and subsequent audits of the program required at the state level — but a good cause should never be forsaken for lack of success…  so the writing and evaluation continues (under “Father Involvement”):
Strengthening Families Through Stronger Fathers: Final Impact Report for the Pilot Employment Programs (Research Report)

Kye LippoldElaine Sorensen

New York state implemented a pilot employment program from 2006 to 2009 for parents behind in their child support. These pilot programs, part of the Strengthening Families Through Stronger Fathers Initiative, provided employment-oriented services, fatherhood/parenting workshops, case management, and other support services to nearly 4,000 parents behind in their child support in four New York communities. Our evaluation shows that these programs successfully helped participants find work, increase their earnings, and pay more child support. These gains continued for at least a year after enrollment, the length of time participant outcomes were followed.

Posted to Web: November 09, 2011 Publication Date: October 01, 2011

(i have a post here somewhere mentioning Ms. Sorensen, it can be searched).

USASPENDING.gov — shows $343,773,983 in contracts or grants with this DUNS# for The Urban Institute, 1287 actions (keeping in mind, that doesn’t go back to the 1990s — see timeline).   This gives a little scope of what sectors of government it does business with.  As we can see, HHS tops the list…HUD comes second then I guess USAID (international).

By Type of Spending
Contracts 1,184
Grants 104
Other 0

More/Fewer By Type of Spending 

By Agency



Health and Human Ser.. 558
Housing and Urban De.. 149
Agency for Internati.. 122
Justice, Department .. 113
Department of Labor.. 77
Social Security Admi.. 50
Agriculture, Departm.. 42
National Science Fou.. 33
Treasury, Department.. 31
Education, Departmen.. 29
Corporation for Nati.. 25
General Services Adm.. 22
National Foundation .. 11
Court Services and O.. 8
Department of State.. 6
Consumer Financial P.. 6
Small Business Admin.. 3
Equal Employment Opp.. 1
National Endowment F.. 1
Transportation, Depa.. 1

Here are the 81 award actions from The Urban Institute, 1995-now (HHS Grants only).  Notice the Special Improvement Projects are Child Support Demonstrations’ MCH is “Maternal Health Care” and in general something of an obsession with the reproductive and pairing habits of different profiled groups — probably with an intent to manage the same groups…. or, who knows?

Do you see a single reference in there to anything about violence towards women or children?

THE URBAN INSTITUTE HHS GRANTS (ALL):

Fiscal Year Award Number Award Title Budg Yr ActionIssueDate CFDA CFDA Program Name Principal Investigator Sum of Actions
2011 R01HD057189 THE SOCIAL SAFETY NET, POVERTY, AND MATERIAL HARDSHIP 3 12/06/2010 93864 Population Research SIGNE-MARY MCKERNAN $ 263,054
2011 R01HD057189 THE SOCIAL SAFETY NET, POVERTY, AND MATERIAL HARDSHIP 3 06/21/2011 93864 Population Research SIGNE-MARY MCKERNAN $ 17,537
2010  90FI0096 SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT  07/25/2010  93601  Child Support Enforcement Demonstrations and Special Projects   SANDI CRAWFORD  $ 33,052 
2010  90FI0096 SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT  07/29/2010  93601  Child Support Enforcement Demonstrations and Special Projects   SANDI CRAWFORD  $ 0 
2010 90YE0099 CHILD CARE CHOICES OF LOW-INCOME WORKING FAMILIES WITH VULNERABILITIES 3 07/13/2010 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration AJAY CHAUDRY $ 0
2010 R01HD057189 THE SOCIAL SAFETY NET, POVERTY, AND MATERIAL HARDSHIP 2 12/02/2009 93864 Population Research SIGNE-MARY MCKERNAN $ 267,454
2010 R01HD057189 THE SOCIAL SAFETY NET, POVERTY, AND MATERIAL HARDSHIP 2 01/29/2010 93864 Population Research SIGNE-MARY MCKERNAN $ 26,746
2009 90FI0096 SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT 2 07/24/2009 93601 Child Support Enforcement Demonstrations and Special Projects SANDI CRAWFORD $ 48,881
2009 90YE0099 CHILD CARE CHOICES OF LOW-INCOME WORKING FAMILIES WITH VULNERABILITIES 2 03/26/2009 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration AJAY CHAUDRY $ 0
2009 90YE0099 CHILD CARE CHOICES OF LOW-INCOME WORKING FAMILIES WITH VULNERABILITIES 3 09/18/2009 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration AJAY CHAUDRY $ 249,956
2009 R01HD057189 THE SOCIAL SAFETY NET, POVERTY, AND MATERIAL HARDSHIP 1 11/25/2008 93864 Population Research SIGNE-MARY MCKERNAN $ 295,625
2009 R40MC16352 MCH RESEARCH 1 08/27/2009 93110 Maternal and Child Health Federal Consolidated Programs $ 99,679
2008 90FI0096 SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT 1 06/23/2008 93601 Child Support Enforcement Demonstrations and Special Projects RENEE HENDLEY $ 68,355
2008 90YE0099 CHILD CARE CHOICES OF LOW-INCOME WORKING FAMILIES WITH VULNERABILITIES 2 09/26/2008 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration AJAY CHAUDRY $ 249,988
2007 90YE0078 UNDERSTANDING QUALITY IN CONTEXT: CHILD CARE PROVIDERS, MARKETS, COMMUNITIES AND POLICY. 3 07/11/2007 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration GINA ADAMS $ 0
2007 90YE0099 CHILD CARE CHOICES OF LOW-INCOME WORKING FAMILIES WITH VULNERABILITIES 1 09/20/2007 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration AJAY CHAUDRY $ 299,886
2006 90YE0078 UNDERSTANDING QUALITY IN CONTEXT: CHILD CARE PROVIDERS, MARKETS, COMMUNITIES AND POLICY. 3 08/16/2006 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration GINA ADAMS $ 274,935
2006 R01HD042387 ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT IN HIGH RISK NEIGHBORHOODS 6 03/14/2006 93865 Child Health and Human Development Extramural Research DEBRA J MEKOS $ 103,405
2006 R40MC02495 MCH RESEARCH 1 02/07/2006 93110 Maternal and Child Health Federal Consolidated Programs IAN HILL $ 0
2005 90YE0078 UNDERSTANDING QUALITY IN CONTEXT: CHILD CARE PROVIDERS, MARKETS, COMMUNITIES AND POLICY. 2 09/06/2005 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration GINA ADAMS $ 274,936
2005 D18HP05285 HEALTH CAREERS OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM 1 07/25/2005 93822 Health Careers Opportunity Program ROSALIND WILSON $ 150,212
2005 D68HP04159 HEALTH CAREERS ADOPT A SCHOOL DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM 1 08/31/2005 93822 Health Careers Opportunity Program ROSALIND V. WILSON $ 0
2005 R01HD042387 ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT IN HIGH RISK NEIGHBORHOODS 5 03/04/2005 93865 Child Health and Human Development Extramural Research DEBRA J MEKOS $ 219,498
2005 R03HD045578 PROMOTING CHILD WELL-BEING BY PROMOTING MARRIAGE 2 11/30/2004 93864 Population Research GREGORY P ACS $ 83,021
2005 R03HD046560 INDICATORS/OUTCOMES OF RELATIONSHIP STABILITY IN COUPLES 1 12/07/2004 93865 Child Health and Human Development Extramural Research GARY J GATES $ 78,990
2005 R40MC02495 MCH RESEARCH 1 02/10/2005 93110 Maternal and Child Health Federal Consolidated Programs AMY DAVIDOFF $ 0
2005 R40MC02495 MCH RESEARCH 1 04/05/2005 93110 Maternal and Child Health Federal Consolidated Programs IAN HILL $ 0
2004 90FI0061 SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT – P.A. 6 1 06/21/2004 93601 Child Support Enforcement Demonstrations and Special Projects LAUDAN ARON-TURNHAM $ 100,000
2004 90YE0055 CHILD CARE PROVIDERS AND THE SUBSIDY SYSTEM 2 08/06/2004 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration ERICKA FRANKLIN $ 85,000
2004 90YE0078 UNDERSTANDING QUALITY IN CONTEXT: CHILD CARE PROVIDERS, MARKETS, COMMUNITIES AND POLICY. 1 09/28/2004 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration GINA ADAMS $ 274,114
2004 D68HP04159 HEALTH CAREERS ADOPT A SCHOOL DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM 1 09/28/2004 93822 Health Careers Opportunity Program ROSALIND V. WILSON $ 43,200
2004 R01HD042387 ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT IN HIGH RISK NEIGHBORHOODS 4 02/19/2004 93865 Child Health and Human Development Extramural Research DEBRA J MEKOS $ 268,770
2004 R03HD043081 POVERTY & WELFARE REFORM: A STUDY OF CHILDREN & MOTHERS *** 04/06/2004  93865  Child Health and Human Development Extramural Research  CAROLINE E RATCLIFFE  $ 82,285
2004 R03HD043994 STABILITY IN JOBS AND MARRIAGE: HOW ARE THEY RELATED?  04/13/2004  93865  Child Health and Human Development Extramural Research  ROBERT I LERMAN  $ 82,675
2004 R03HD045578 PROMOTING CHILD WELL-BEING BY PROMOTING MARRIAGE  11/17/2003  93864  Population Research  GREGORY P ACS  $ 79,481
2004 R40MC00292 HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN 2 12/17/2003 93110 Maternal and Child Health Federal Consolidated Programs AMY J. DAVIDOFF $ 0
2004 R40MC02495 MCH RESEARCH *(*Maternal Child Health) 1 01/15/2004 93110 Maternal and Child Health Federal Consolidated Programs AMY DAVIDOFF $ 188,505
2003 90YE0018 CHILD CARE, WELFARE, AND FAMILIES: THE NEXUS OF POLICIES, PRACTICES, AND SYSTEMS 2 03/26/2002 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration GINA ADAMS $ 0
2003 90YE0018 CHILD CARE, WELFARE, AND FAMILIES: THE NEXUS OF POLICIES, PRACTICES, AND SYSTEMS 3 03/20/2003 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration GINA ADAMS $ 0
2003 90YE0055 CHILD CARE PROVIDERS AND THE SUBSIDY SYSTEM 2 08/25/2003 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration ERICKA FRANKLIN $ 369,580
2003 R01HD042387 ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT IN HIGH RISK NEIGHBORHOODS 3 09/30/2003 93865 Child Health and Human Development Extramural Research DEBRA J MEKOS $ 223,443
2003 R03CA097806 A TRAINING CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR PROSTATE CANCER CONTROL 2 08/29/2003 93399 Cancer Control RUTH C BROWNE $ 54,447
2003 R03HD043081 POVERTY & WELFARE REFORM: A STUDY OF CHILDREN & MOTHERS 1 93864 Population Research CAROLINE E RATCLIFFE $ 82,285
2003 R03HD043994 STABILITY IN JOBS AND MARRIAGE: HOW ARE THEY RELATED? 1 93864 Population Research ROBERT I LERMAN $ 82,660
2003 R25CA084324 SUSTAINING BREAST CANCER CONTROL WITH COMMUNITY STYLISTS 4 08/25/2003 93398 Cancer Research Manpower RUTH C BROWNE $ 271,908
2003 R40MC00292 HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN 2 12/18/2002 93110 Maternal and Child Health Federal Consolidated Programs AMY J. DAVIDOFF $ 210,514
2002 90YE0018 CHILD CARE, WELFARE, AND FAMILIES: THE NEXUS OF POLICIES, PRACTICES, AND SYSTEMS 3 09/04/2002 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration GINA ADAMS $ 199,997
2002 90YE0055 CHILD CARE PROVIDERS AND THE SUBSIDY SYSTEM 1 09/13/2002 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration ERICKA FRANKLIN $ 371,348
2002 R03CA097806 A TRAINING CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR PROSTATE CANCER CONTROL 1 09/20/2002 93399 Cancer Control RUTH C BROWNE $ 54,317
2002 R25CA084324 SUSTAINING BREAST CANCER CONTROL WITH COMMUNITY STYLISTS 3 08/21/2002 93398 Cancer Research Manpower RUTH C BROWNE $ 275,486
2002 R40MC00292 HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN 1 02/05/2002 93110 Maternal and Child Health Federal Consolidated Programs AMY J. DAVIDOFF $ 186,756
2001 90YE0018 CHILD CARE, WELFARE, AND FAMILIES: THE NEXUS OF POLICIES, PRACTICES, AND SYSTEMS 2 09/06/2001 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration GINA ADAMS $ 199,999
2001 R25CA084324 SUSTAINING BREAST CANCER CONTROL WITH COMMUNITY STYLISTS 2 08/24/2001 93398 Cancer Research Manpower RUTH C BROWNE  $ 327,316
2000 90PA0002*”changing”? COMINGS & GOINGS: THE CHANING* DYNAMICS OF WELFARE IN THE 1990S 1 08/10/2000 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration SUZANNE FOREHAND $ 149,125
2000 90YE0018 CHILD CARE, WELFARE, AND FAMILIES: THE NEXUS OF POLICIES, PRACTICES, AND SYSTEMS 1 09/13/2000 93647 Social Services Research and Demonstration GINA ADAMS $ 208,369
2000 R01DA009574 LIFE SKILLS PREVENTION PROGRAM EFFECTS ON DRUG USE 5 07/26/2000 93279 Drug Abuse and Addiction Research Programs MARVIN B EISEN $ 224,635
2000 R01HD036948 NSAM: WAVE 4: HIV/STD RISK TRAJECTORIES 2 05/15/2000 93864 Population Research LEIGHTON C KU $ 253,254
2000 R25CA084324 SUSTAINING BREAST CANCER CONTROL WITH COMMUNITY STYLISTS 1 09/15/2000 93398 Cancer Research Manpower RUTH C BROWNE $ 343,709
1999 90323 ACUTE AND LTC: USE, COSTS AND CONSEQUENCES 3 02/08/1999 93779 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations KORBIN LIU $ 0
1999 R01DA009574 LIFE SKILLS PREVENTION PROGRAM EFFECTS ON DRUG USE 4 07/22/1999 93279 Drug Abuse and Addiction Research Programs MARVIN B EISEN $ 453,982
1999 R01HD036948 NSAM: WAVE 4: HIV/STD RISK TRAJECTORIES 1 05/12/1999 93864 Population Research LEIGHTON C KU $ 245,572
1998 90323 ACUTE AND LTC: USE, COSTS AND CONSEQUENCES 3 03/30/1998 93779 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations KORBIN LIU $ 5,500
1998 R01DA009574 LIFE SKILLS PREVENTION PROGRAM EFFECTS ON DRUG USE 3 09/30/1998 93279 Drug Abuse and Addiction Research Programs MARVIN B EISEN $ 499,008
1998 R01HD030861 PREVALENCE AND DETERMINANTS OF STD AMONG YOUNG MEN 5 09/24/1998 93864 Population Research FREYA L SONENSTEIN $ 79,539
1998 R03AG015525 LABOR SUPPLY AT MIDLIFE AND THE CARE OF ELDERLY PARENTS 2 08/05/1998 93866 Aging Research RICHARD W JOHNSON $ 65,241
1997 90323 ACUTE AND LTC: USE, COSTS AND CONSEQUENCES 2 01/13/1997 93779 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations KORBIN LIU $ 0
1997 90323 ACUTE AND LTC: USE, COSTS AND CONSEQUENCES 3 03/20/1997 93779 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations KORBIN LIU $ 268,269
1997 R01HD30861 PREVALENCE AND DETERMINANTS OF STD AMONG YOUNG MEN 05 06/06/1997 93864 Population Research SONENSTEIN, FREYA L $ 284,506
1997 R01HD30861 PREVALENCE AND DETERMINANTS OF STD AMONG YOUNG MEN 05 06/18/1997 93864 Population Research SONENSTEIN, FREYA L  $ 50,887
1996 90323 ACUTE AND LTC: USE, COSTS AND CONSEQUENCES 1 01/01/1996 93779 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations KORBIN $ 0
1996 90323 ACUTE AND LTC: USE, COSTS AND CONSEQUENCES 2 01/01/1996 93779 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations KORBIN $ 270,354
1996 R01DA08583 LONG-TERM IMPACT OF THE CHILDREN AT RISK PROGRAM 02 06/04/1996 93279 Drug Abuse and Addiction Research Programs HARRELL, ADELE V $ 309,777
1996 R01HD30861 PREVALENCE AND DETERMINANTS OF STD AMONG YOUNG MEN 04 07/11/1996 93864 Population Research SONENSTEIN, FREYA L $ 273,562
1996 R01HD30861 PREVALENCE AND DETERMINANTS OF STD AMONG YOUNG MEN 04 07/15/1996 93864 Population Research SONENSTEIN, FREYA L $ 48,929
1995 APR000963 PATERNITY AND PREGNANCY AMONG ADOLESCENTS MALES 02 04/13/1995 93111 Adolescent Family Life Research Grants SONENSTEIN, FREYA L., PH.D. $ 0
1995 APR000963 PATERNITY AND PREGNANCY AMONG ADOLESCENTS MALES 02 09/15/1995 93111 Adolescent Family Life Research Grants SONENSTEIN, FREYA L., PH.D. $ 40,000
1995 R01DA08583 LONG-TERM IMPACT OF THE CHILDREN AT RISK PROGRAM 01 03/14/1995 93279 Drug Abuse and Addiction Research Programs HARRELL, ADELE V $ 447,102
1995 R01HD27119 1990 FOLLOW UP SURVEY OF YOUNG MEN 05  07/11/1995 93864 Population Research SONENSTEIN, FREYA L $ 116,553
1995 R01HD30861 PREVALENCE AND DETERMINANTS OF STD AMONG YOUNG MEN 02 02/22/1995 93864 Population Research SONENSTEIN, FREYA L $ 258,000
1995 R01HD30861 PREVALENCE AND DETERMINANTS OF STD AMONG YOUNG MEN 03 06/27/1995 NONE Awards not funded from a program listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance  SONENSTEIN, FREYA L $ 742,232 
1995 R01MH49196 DEVELOPING A PROGRAM ENVIRONMENT SCALE 03 06/20/1995 93242 Mental Health Research Grants BURT, MARTHA R $ 158,532

***grant 3 R03HD043081 — it only makes sense if one is going to experiment on people (Welfare Reform was such an experiment) to study them afterwards, right? Plus, then one can publish and go on and do some more research, while those being researched may just very well be hungry, or cold.  But I’m sure if enough people publish enough, they’ll get past the root causes of poverty and unemployment (particularly unlikely, in my opinion, when some of the agents of poverty, i.e., this of this economic and tax system, are paying the professionals writing this up).

I think this earlier post expresses my feelings and tells social scientists where to stick it, and to stop sticking their/its nose up our skirts, pants, and most importantly, taking our pocket(book)$$.

This also covers the 90FI0096 grant and a retrospective on Access Visitation Grants. However, it also probably insults Republicans and people of faith, so proceed at your own risk.  Not enough people are writing about these grants:  I googled Renee Hendley and got two of my own posts, simply because I do write about them!

As it turns out, she is working for NORC at Chicago (University of) and is an expert in the field, something I’m not debating.   http://www.norc.org/Experts/Pages/renee-hendley.aspx

Renee van Wisse Hendley

Senior Research Scientist International Projects  (So, given that focus, what’s with the US OCSE demonstration project assignment?)

M.P.A., Public Affairs, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin B.A., Government, The University of Texas at Austin

NORC is a social science nonprofit, and has a center at University of Chicago:  See what they do?  Study almost everything so we can have a nice, planned society, and make several careers in the process I’m sure.

​Founded in 1941 as the National Opinion Research Center, NORC has helped establish and continues to strengthen the rapidly evolving field of social science research. Numerous data collection and analytical tools that now set the industry standard were pioneered at NORC. Since its early years – when wartime opinion polling first brought the organization to prominence – NORC has enriched public policy debate and decision making by gathering and distilling critical information and contributing to the creation of entirely new bodies of knowledge. Committed to serving the public good, NORC’s work continues to inform decision makers and provides the foundation for effective solutions.

Rooftop view from NORC's Washington DC office


Let’s have a look at the Leadership and Board of Trustees, knowing that a lot of who this organization is likely to be studying is people with darker skin, at least when it comes to Americans in the welfare system or child support:  LEADERSHIP AND TRUSTEES.  I began noticing this around two (or three) years ago — it’s very obvious in the Congressional Testimony preceding welfare reform who the main concerns were aimed at.   Again, to be a social science researcher, economist, or sociologist takes a certain mindset and distancing from the subject matter, i.e., people in groups.  So here they are, from NORC:

In defense of my photographic profiling — their studies (HHS studies) are clearly into all kinds of profiling, so I figure fair’s fair!  And now’s as good a time as any.  I particularly note skin and gender, and the nearly complete absence of dark-skinned men or women in the whole mix, although perhaps on the board of trustees (which is 1 female to 4 male) there is a little more color.  Then again, if we want to take color off the map, the entire country would be structured differently, no doubt — starting with the public schools.  But that’s another matter:

Now these may be and for all I know are professionals doing their job and maybe even nice people.

But what’s being done through the HHS grants is immoral and wrong — they are being given out, but not tracked right, and when it comes to welfare reform and research and demonstration projects run through a system (child support) which has the power to seize paychecks, or assets, or persons (i.e., the power to incarcerate for noncompliance) — or, when not enforced, result in extra poverty (hunger) — and which has in fact been involved in what I will CONTINUE to call “roadkill” because it is (i.e., BadDad doesn’t want to pay child support, his family, sometimes with others, end up dead or kidnapped or in the case of too many kids, both) and has been known to influence the seizure or non-seizure of kids — then, someone else’s being a nice professional is less than interesting to me.  THAT they are doing this, IS, and for whom and for how much — IS.  WHY is this being done, this centralized planning and control of society from the top down, the exact opposite of the way intended from the start of the USA as a country – – – is this for our own public good somehow?  What’s the endgame?  (Truly I believe the ECONOMIC viewpoint explains the obsession with crowd control).

In short, if the United States is in as serious debt as everyone says it is, then when that debt is called in — or when more of us start figuring out who stole our assets, and what they’ve been doing with it — then crowd control is in place to make sure (this type of individual) gets out of hand.
Crowding people and unfair treatment in the courts, the schools, the police stations (the airports), etc. — and respect of persons in the IRS — seems to set us against each other (one against the other) so as to justify more force and control from some “authority” to come and make peace.

I have experienced many years of this up close (nothing like others have, many people have worse experiences and nightmares, and more serious injuries and physical losses, although I have some), and it’s people who have been through some of this that are best positioned, I believe, to understand such strategies of what — on a personal level — is called abuse, but what on a governmental level is simply called tyranny.  If there is no fair justice, and no recourse when there isn’t, then there simply is tyranny, in my opinion.  (hey, it’s my blog so I just spouted off some, OK?)

How many more groups like this exist, and how closely do they look like this?

Senior Leadership

John H. Thompson

John H. Thompson

President and Chief Executive Officer

James E. Dunne

James E. Dunne

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Daniel S. Gaylin

Daniel S. Gaylin

Executive Vice President, Research Programs

Michele Koppelman

Michele Koppelman

Executive Vice President, Operations and Information Technology

Kirk M. Wolter

Kirk M. Wolter

Senior Fellow and Executive Vice President, Survey Research

Curtis Bailey

Curtis J. Bailey

Controller

Chet Bowie

Chet Bowie

Senior Vice President and Director

Economics, Labor, and Population Studies

Kennon R. Copeland

Kennon R. Copeland

Senior Vice President and Director

Statistics and Methodology

A. Rupa Datta

A. Rupa Datta

Vice President and Senior Fellow

Center for Excellence in Survey Research

Michael Davern

Michael Davern

Senior Vice President and Director

Public Health Research

Angela DeBello

Angela DeBello

Vice President

Strategic Innovation

Eric Goplerud

Eric Goplerud

Senior Vice President and Director

Substance Abuse, Mental Health, and Criminal Justice Studies

Jeffrey Hackett

Jeffrey Hackett

Director, Business Development

Douglas E. Himberger

Douglas E. Himberger

Senior Vice President and Director

Security, Energy, and the Environment

Ronald J. Jurek

Ronald J. Jurek

Chief Information Officer

Daniel Kasprzyk

Daniel Kasprzyk

Vice President and Director

Center for Excellence in Survey Research

Jennifer A Kelly

Jennifer A. Kelly

Vice President, Telephone Survey and Support Operations

Kymn M. Kochanek

Kymn M. Kochanek

Vice President

Greg Lanier

Greg Lanier

Vice President and Director, Communications

Bronwyn Nichols Lodato

Bronwyn Nichols Lodato

Senior Vice President and Director

Education and Child Development

Adil Moiduddin

Adil Moiduddin

Vice President

Kathleen E. Parks

Kathleen E. Parks

Senior Vice President and Director

Academic Research Centers

Judith Nell Petty

Judith Nell Petty

Vice President, Field Operations

Andrey M. Pryjma

Andrey M. Pryjma

Director, Human Resources

Fritz Scheuren

Fritz Scheuren

Senior Fellow and Vice President

Center for Excellence in Survey Research

Joshua P. Seeger

Joshua P. Seeger

Vice President of Technology

Linda Sharp

Linda K. Sharp

Director, Facilities and Purchasing

Stephen M. Smith

Stephen M. Smith

Senior Vice President and Director

Health Care Research

Jeffrey Telgarsky

Jeffrey Telgarsky

Senior Vice President and Director

International Projects

Jeffrey P. Telgarsky

Jeffrey R. Vose

Vice President, Information Technology Project Services

Betty Wood

Betty Wood

Director, Contracts and Grants

Board of Trustees

I see there are several which don’t show any associated 990s…

Most Recent Tax Period EIN Name State Rule Date IRS Sub- section Total Revenue Total Assets 990 Image
2011  23-2745763 National Fatherhood Initiative MD 1994 03 4,415,795 2,092,626 990
2011  81-0564753 Midlands Fatherhood Coalition SC 2002 03 634,638 72,940 990
2011  57-1084669 Lancaster Fatherhood Project SC 2000 03 281,972 72,692 990
2009  56-2327781 Native American Fatherhood & Families Association AZ 2003 03-pf 161,819 696 990
2011  32-0121823 Man 2 Man Fatherhood Initiative of Marlboro County SC 2005 03 158,670 46,314 990
2008  74-2247030 Lonestar Fatherhood Initiative Austin Chapter TX 1983 03 114,267 950 990
2011  27-0784483 Community Fatherhood MI 2010 03 77,885 55,815 990
2011  20-1149277 Baldwin County Fatherhood Initiative Inc AL 2004 03 50,166 14,153 990
2010  31-1706003 Fatherhood Educational Institute IL 2000 03 44,100 22,949 990
2011  92-0193438 Fatherhood Families Engagement Program SC 2003 03 30,689 293,297 990
2008  36-4159669 Illinois Fatherhood Initiative IL 1998 03 28,849 18,464 990
2011  20-4429539 Community Fatherhood Collaborative of Colorado CO 2006 03 0 0
2009  26-1370153 Women in Fatherhood Incorporated MD 2008 03 0 0
2010  26-2914155 2not1 Fatherhood & Families KY 2009 03 0 0
2011  26-4253623 Fatherhood Mentoring Foundation Inc TX 2009 03 0 0 990
2011  32-0320519 Three C S Fatherhood Education Partnership Inc MO 2011 03 0 0
2011  43-2107145 Michigan Fatherhood Coalition MI 2006 03 0 0
2011  75-2884099 Fatherhood Ministries Inc TX 2001 03 0 0 990
2009  84-1466779 Fatherhood Foundation CO 1998 03 0 0 990
 02-0688397 Fatherhood Assistance Lifestyle & Legal Services Inc FL 2009 03 0 0
 27-0630278 Fatherhood Community Action Network NC 2009 03 0 0
 38-3619412 Saginaw County Fatherhood Initative Organization Incorporated MI 2002 03-pf 0 0

Strangely ,”motherhood” as a practice is less prone to nonprofit formations:

Most Recent Tax Period EIN Name State Rule Date IRS Sub- section Total Revenue Total Assets 990 Image
2010  202029170 White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood Inc DC 2006 03 2,661,202 5,624,539 990
2010  205665653 Intentional Motherhood Inc FL 2008 03 194,735 88,515 990
2011  204561562 Marys Maternity of Motherhood Inc CO 2007 03 42,303 34,008 990
2011  203980355 Motherhood Foundation Inc NY 2007 03 0 0
2011  272081344 Motherhood Organization International of South Jersey NJ 2010 03 0 0
2011  800211068 Safe Passage To Motherhood OR 2009 03 0 0

As to “mothers” they seem more aimed at specific fields, i.e., “MADD” (Mothers against Drunk Driving, etc.)  Although in DC there is an American Mothers, Inc. on 1666K NW (#260)street, with a lot of directors (all unpaid) and somehow $163K in investment income, not bad for such a group.  Purpose:

TO STRENGTHEN THE MORAL & SPIRITUAL FOUNDATION OF THE HOME THROUGH EDUCATING AND HONORING MOTHERS

Then there are nonprofits, per this database, simply called “Fathers” something or other.  Because that term blends in specifically religious (i.e., “Dominican Fathers” etc.) with fatherhood-specific, I’ll pick a few states.  Here’s “D.C.”

2009  522004678 American Coalition for Fathers and Children DC 1998 03 337,154 17,709 990
2009  137141052 Ud Paulist Fathers Balanced Pooled Income Fund 10002707000 Paulist Fathers Ttee DC 0000 90 0 6,295
 383787180 My Fathers House Ministries Julia Bunch-Brown Pastor DC 1991 03 0 0
 522062956 Dominican Fathers Center for Assisted Living DC 1946 03 0 0

The top one’s exempt purpose is actually a political purpose (but not phrased as such):

“public education on shared parenting and how it is viewed in society; member counseling and maintaining a phone support helpline.”

The unpaid officers are:

  • David A. Roberts
  • Mike McCormick (the name should ring a bell)
  • Stephen Baskerville (ditto)
  • John McGuire, and in Michigan, …
  • James Semerad

Membership fees total only ca. $20K, it’s a small outfit (with a larger web presence; it happens….) – but I note the address is 1718 M Street, NW in our nation’s capital.  There must be something about “M” street….  I see no tax return past the year 2008…

Review the speakers list below to see members of this group, Mike McManus, David Levy (esq.), a number of ministers, and a Judge

Mr. Semerad, here at a washington Rally in 2007:

JAMES SEMERAD

jimsemerad@cs.com
15 August 2007
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James Semerad has studied family and children’s issues for more than 14 years from the Department of Health and Human Services, Heritage Foundation, American Psychological Association, and leading university programs on social work He is Chairman of DADS of Michigan Political Action Committee (PAC). He is a Commander in the Naval Reserve and leads programs on Family Readiness and Domestic Violence Awareness…

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Washington, DC Rally.

Greetings and welcome to DC Rally 2007. It is an honor and privelege to stand before you and share with you some thoughts. What is more important is what we do following the rally. I became involved to change the system, when I discovered that nearly forty percent of the men and women in one of my Navy Reserve units were not allowed to see their children. Our soldiers and sailors (men and women) are loosing their children because of their service to this country.** Let me share with you a little about TODAY’S REALITY…

**now that’s a valid issue, however shared parenting for all, is not…

In Texas & California, there are more; these appear to be the non-religious (at least non-overtly religious) ones around:

2009  364131003 Fathers Resource Center CA 2001 03 0 0
2011  770491912 Divorced Fathers Network of Santa Cruz County Inc CA 1999 03 0 0 990
2011  237354503 Texas Fathers for Equal Rights TX 1975 03 310,714 3,025 990
2011
2011  680310997 Center for Fathers and Families CA 1994 03 1,787,694 486,624 990
2010  320171398 Fathers & Families of San Joaquin CA 2006 03 63,779 1,066 990

What’s really odd – one of the larger, and “in your face” coalitions (umbrella to many nonprofits), I can’t locate its filing in any state, and this is NOT an organization whose activities and proclivities should be ignored (I’ve blogged it before, search…)

 

Fathers and Families Coalition of America

fathersandfamiliescoalition.org/

Fathers and Families Coalition of America in Review. In 2011, there have been over 1.75 million hits on our website from visitors representing 87 nations.

Fatherhood and Child Welfare …

Track Description: Child welfare systems across theUS have

They do the usual things, only moreso:

The National Hub for Fatherhood & Family Service Professionals

 Denver

Mountain West Regional Fatherhood & Healthy Families Summer Institute

June 27 – 28, 2012

Event Venue: City & County of Denver Human Services

HOSTED BY:

Fathers & Families Coalition of America

City & County of Denver Human Services Our Denver FFCA Affiliate* * *

Join national and local leaders to expand practitioner abilities, organizational capacity building, research and program evaluation, and networking. The FFCA Certificate Program received National Association of Social Workers certificate approval that will be offered at all Summer Regional Institutes with Continuing Education Units sponsored by National Association of Social Workers and certificate issued with approval by Fathers & Families Coalition of America.

So – -how can a “City and County of Denver Human Services” group be an affiliate of a gender-specific nonprofit?  Look at the three links (Advisory, Legislative & Welfare Board) links to left under “leadership.”

To briefly summarize (because I’ve looked before and posted on it before) — historically, this group appears to have started in 1994 (as it says in the fine print at bottom of its main page) as a coalition of a WHOLE buncha federal grants.  without that, it probably wouldn’t have started.  However, it DOES have the “sponsors” of none other than Jeffrey Leving, Esq. of Chicago Area (with direct ties to obama white house last I heard, I mean a position; definitely supported Obama in 2008) and a small NC? based grants-getter organization, primarily Faith-based if you catch the drift.  Their two logos are here:

SPONSORS



Leving provides prominence, publicity,press (and no doubt some money) — and he’s an attorney.  The ABA now has its main headquarters in Chicago, I saw (Sold their WDC building for some reason.  Incidentally, it sold for $65 million if I remember it right!) . . . .  And the other (nonprofit) was jumpstarted with an HHS compassion capital grant and is listed on taggs – you can check it out.  I think it’s a matter of “hidden out in the open.”  It’s so prominent no one things to fact-check.  That is, it’s prominent if you’re in HHS or in the group.  Domestic Violence Coalitions and Protective Parent Associations (guess who I’m referring to there) make sure most Moms in a custody battle never here of this group, or look at its activities, in between their White House rallies, and sucking up to any group led by any upwardly mobile leader with any agenda, who will publish a well-filmed lament….

See paid-for press release, then tell me how come I can’t find a nonprofit registration for this nonprofit (meaning, FFCA), or any corporate registration for it pre-dating 2006?  Are they like the AFCC, just failing-to-file and managing-to-evade (paying state taxes, and a bunch of federal, too?) or moving funds around below the radar, too?

Ein News

CHICAGOJune 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Acclaimed attorney Jeffery Leving hits #1 on Amazon’s best-selling author list in its Children Family & Health category this week with his book, Fathers’ Rights: Hard-Hitting & Fair Advice for Every Father Involved in a Custody Dispute (Basic Books).

With this landmark book, renowned men’s rights attorney Jeffery M. Leving offers disenfranchised fathers true hope and meaningful advice certain to save years of anguish and possibly their financial future.

Leving is internationally recognized for reuniting fathers and their children in the US and abroad. He was honored for his work in helping reunite Elian Gonzalez with his father in Cuba.

About the Author
Named one of “America’s Best Lawyers” by Forbes RadioJeffery M. Leving is the author of 3 books:Fathers’ Rights,Divorce Wars, and How to Be a Good Divorced Dad, his newly released book that received an endorsement fromFrancis Cardinal George of the Archdiocese of Chicago and praise from President Barack Obama.

To summarize what’s below — Although this organization “Fathers & Families Coalition of America” claims to be a nonprofit, I can’t find it. Moreover the only apparently corresponding Corporation (which is listed in AZ as a nonprofit) seems to have started 2006 — not 1996. Maybe, like TAGGS, that’s just a slip of data entry on their promotional website.  Or — you figure it out. As of right now, I give up.  However, the street address, which l0oks something like a clean and classy warehouse, showing no entry street address on the outside (“15 E. Jackson” on one side, and I forget which # on the other end, and which viewed from above shows two organizations (OIC and Ebony House) which share listings as the same STREET address as FFCA ( our organization below) –well, what’s up, then? I’m sure the conferences are real (see the press) — but what about the Corporation?

Its affiliates are listed (and from looking, I know they aren’t all up to snuff on corporate status/nonprofit filings, EITHER)…

But where is the BUSINESS INCORPORATION (profit or nonprofit) for this F&F Coalition?   Because I seriously doubt it’s running the conferences at a loss!  Can I find it in Arizona, where it started, per its own website?

Copyright © 2011 Fathers and Families Coalition of America, Inc. • 39 East Jackson Street , Phoenix, Arizona 85044 [[Google map/zoom, etc.]] • Telephone: Los Angeles (424) 224-1DAD – New York (347) 850-DADS and Phoenix (602) 254-5081

Fathers & Families Coalition of America was originally formed as The Arizona Fathers & Families Coalition was established as a grassroots in 1994 with formal program services in 1996 to address the particular needs of fathers and their children.

I’m looking (Arizona SOS) but I did not find.  The closest organization to it (with the same chrono span) is the top one here, formed by a guy in Tucson and another in Venice California, and with repeated dissolutions throughout its long history:

File Number Corporation Name Name Type
07078629 FATHERS AND MOTHERS IN LEGAL YEARNING, INC.(F.A.M.I.L.Y.) CORPORATION
16924235 THE FATHER’S CHURCH OF TUCSON, INC. CORPORATION
424904 FATHER’S DAY COUNCIL GOLF CLASSIC TRADE NAME
424902 FATHER’S DAY COUNCIL TUCSON TRADE NAME
206318 THE FATHER’S FELLOWSHIP TRADE NAME
12748232 FATHER’S FIRST FOUNDATION, INC. CORPORATION

(it’s not the bottom row, which wasn’t around long enough).

This one matches address and officers — but has significant trouble (?) staying incorporated, and only harkens back to 2006.  The PR says it goes as far back as 1994!

File Number Corporation Name Name Type
13876170 ARIZONA FATHERS ASSOCIATION, INC CORPORATION
11180968 ARIZONA FATHERS & FAMILIES COALITION, INC. CORPORATION
L11909711 ARIZONA FATHER & SON LAWN/YARD CARE LLC L.L.C.
10223657 ARIZONA FATHERS’ RIGHTS CORPORATION

For the record, here’s the second one (#11180968):

You get the whole panorama below — I feel we should know.  Again, this is Jeffrey Leving-sponsored group. He’s an attorney!  (actually, they are all overlapped and we’re now at 9000 words, so, hey…)

Corporate Inquiry
File Number:  -1118096-8
Corp. Name: ARIZONA FATHERS & FAMILIES COALITION, INC.

Domestic Address
39 E JACKSON ST
PHOENIX,  AZ  85004

Statutory Agent Information
Agent Name:  GARY A WIESER
Agent Mailing Address:
4506 N 12TH ST
PHOENIX,  AZ  85014
Agent Physical Address:
39 EAST JACKSON STREET
PHOENIX,  AZ  85004
Agent Status: APPOINTED 02/18/2004
Agent Last Updated: 05/11/2004

Additional Corporate Information
Corporation Type: NON-PROFIT Business Type: EDUCATIONAL
Incorporation Date:  02/18/2004 Corporate Life Period: PERPETUAL
Domicile:  ARIZONA County: MARICOPA
Approval Date:  02/18/2004 Original Publish Date:  04/07/2004

Officer Information
JAMES RODRIGUEZ MSW
PRESIDENT
2930 W CARSON RD
PHOENIX,AZ  85041
Date of Taking Office: 02/18/2004
Last Updated: 09/21/2012

Director Information
SANTINO BERNASCONI
DIRECTOR
822 S AVENIDA DE YAQUI
GUALDALUPE,AZ  85283
Date of Taking Office: 02/24/2006
Last Updated: 09/21/2012
GENE C BLUE
DIRECTOR
39 EAST JACKSON
PHOENIX,AZ  85004
Date of Taking Office: 02/18/2004
Last Updated: 09/21/2012

Annual Reports

Next Annual Report Due: 04/18/2013

File Year File Month Date Received Reason Returned Date Returned Extension
2012 04 08/27/2012      
2011 04 08/15/2011      
2010 04 05/13/2010      
2009 04 03/24/2010      
2008 04 08/06/2008      
2007 04 11/28/2007      
2006 04 07/06/2006      
2005 04 07/06/2006      

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Scanned Documents
(Click on gray button to view document – will open in a new window)

Document Number Description Date Received
PUB OF ARTICLES 04/07/2004
05 ANNUAL REPORT 07/06/2006
06 ANNUAL REPORT 07/06/2006
07 ANNUAL REPORT 11/28/2007
08 ANNUAL REPORT 08/06/2008
09 ANNUAL REPORT 03/24/2010
10 ANNUAL REPORT 05/13/2010
11 ANNUAL REPORT 08/15/2011
12 ANNUAL REPORT 08/27/2012

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Notices of Pending Administrative Dissolution
Date Reason
DELINQUENT ANNUAL REPORT
DELINQUENT ANNUAL REPORT
DELINQUENT ANNUAL REPORT
DELINQUENT ANNUAL REPORT
DELINQUENT ANNUAL REPORT

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Administrative Dissolutions and Reinstatements
Administrative Dissolution Date Administrative Dissolution Reason Reinstatement Date
AD-DISSOLVED – FILE A/R 03/24/2010
AD-DISSOLVED – FILE A/R 11/28/2007

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Microfilm
Location Date Received Description
11641002048 02/18/2004 ARTICLES
31797002973 04/07/2004 PUB OF ARTICLES
31964002407 07/06/2006 05 ANNUAL REPORT
31964002410 07/06/2006 06 ANNUAL REPORT
32057004496 07/23/2007 NOTICE OF PENDING ADMINISTRATIVE DISSOLUTION
32093002014 11/26/2007 CERTIFICATE OF DISSOLUTION
11797008041 11/28/2007 CERTIFICATE OF REINSTATEMENT
32094001101 11/28/2007 07 ANNUAL REPORT
32141005517 07/23/2008 NOTICE OF PENDING ADMINISTRATIVE DISSOLUTION
32151002332 08/06/2008 08 ANNUAL REPORT

650 Tucson Nonprofits Lose their status

I CAN’T find either name (Arizona Fathers & Families, or “Fathers & Families Coalition”) on any of 3 sites (national) I looked at –NCCS, 990finder (= basically the same source) or IRS listing of exempt organizations.  I then went to USPTO (trademark search) under live & dead and found only these 10:

Serial Number Reg. Number Word Mark Check Status Live/Dead
1 78873630 3433173 PATRIA TSDR LIVE
2 78064601 MY FATHER’S FAMILY TSDR DEAD
3 76402374 2749728 FATHERS AND FAMILIES TSDR LIVE
4 76711004 FAMILY F ATHER A ND M OTHER I L OVE Y OU TSDR LIVE
5 75902236 2696145 BIBIA TSDR LIVE
6 75747668 2672522 PADRE FAMIGLIA TSDR DEAD
7 75699715 NPNFF NATIONAL PRACTITIONERS NETWORK FOR FATHERS AND FAMILIES, INC. TSDR DEAD
8 74655913 2196848 FAMILY FATHERS MOTHERS CHILDREN SINGLE, STEP & GRANDPARENTS FAMILIARUM FORTIFICARE EST. 1990 TSDR DEAD
9 74434605 FATHER’S RIGHTS FAMILY LAW CENTER TSDR DEAD
10 74075519 HOLYSPIRIT FATHER SON CHRISTIAN FAMILY 3 N 1 TSDR DEAD

#2 is registered by “the guys” in Boston (=/= the coalition):

Registration Date August 12, 2003
Owner (REGISTRANT) Fathers and Families CORPORATION MASSACHUSETTS PO Box 270760 Boston MASSACHUSETTS 02127
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK

#7 says incorp. in MN, but shows a WDC address for these matters, and the name/mark was abandoned in 2000… Notice goods and services..

Word Mark NPNFF NATIONAL PRACTITIONERS NETWORK FOR FATHERS AND FAMILIES, INC.
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Professional support, information, membership services, technical assistance and professional development education and training programs to individual members working in fatherhood and families programs and agencies Specific services include conferences, seminars, brochures, newsletters, reports, and consultation services, certification and credentialing programs. FIRST USE: 19990306. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19990310
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 26.11.02 – Plain single line rectangles; Rectangles (single line)
Serial Number 75699715
Filing Date May 6, 1999
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Owner (APPLICANT) NATIONAL PRACTITIONERS FOR FATHERS AND FAMILIES, INC. CORPORATION MINNESOTA 1003 K Street, NW, Suite 565 Washington D.C. 20001
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date March 13, 2000


THAT’S ENOUGH FOR ONE POST.  THERE’S STILL MORE FOLLOW UP ON THE BALLARDs (First group above) as Frances H Ballard (the Mrs.) chairs the 2008 nonprofit called WIFI (women in Fatherhood Inc.) and her bio there describes a national fatherhood resource clearinghouse, which funding should be looked at; it appears to be an HHS.ACF.Gov site, however she is somehow “Executive Director.”

I got a little far off-track today.  Most of this information should not be news to us, however I do bet the scope of the (nonregistration of corporations) is highly understated and under the radar.  What kind of people would put together coalitions or groups like that, and repeatedly fail-to-file?  Huh?  Are people REALLy that dishonest, when they get together around a cause?


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