FACT (FATHERS ACCOUNTABLE FOR
Fathers Accountable for Children’s Tomorrow is a collaboration of Coleman Professional Services, Allen County Child Support, West Ohio Community Action Partnership, Department of Job and Family Services, and the Ridge Project. This initiative works with gentlemen with a felony record, who are significantly in arrears for non-payment of child support. Participants are offered opportunities in this program in place of “work seek.” The curriculum offered has required classes and electives much like a college experience. As they complete the program they move through from freshman to senior level, with final graduation offering them long-term employment.
The ACT Raising Safe Kids Program was developed and is coordinated by the American Psychological Association. The ACT Program teaches positive parenting skills to parents and caregivers of children from birth to age 8. ACT helps parents and caregivers build strong, safe families that protect children from violence and its long-term consequences. ACT improves parenting skills and practices to create safe and healthy environments that prevent child maltreatment and protect children and youth from trauma and its long-term consequences.
MEET JULLIAN GRIESHEIMER
Jullian Griesheimer (Julli) has been a Navigator for the Fathers Accountable for Children's Tomorrows (FACT) program with Coleman for nearly 3 years. Through this program Julli is able to serve fathers that have struggled with criminal behavior as well as substance abuse or mental health symptoms to become more stable in an effort to better care for themselves and their families. She has a passion for helping those involved in the criminal justice system to recover from mental health, addiction or repetitive criminal behaviors. She has been instrumental in the development and implementation of the FACT program. The program has been so successful it has recently been expanded to Mothers Accountable for Children's Tomorrows in an effort to also serve mothers that have barriers to success to be able to better care for themselves and their families. Julli has a Master's Degree from the University of Cincinnati in the field of Criminal Justice.