CHICAGO, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Chairman of the Illinois Council on Responsible Fatherhood and renowned family law attorney Jeffery Leving, provided testimony on responsible fatherhood programming to the Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support of the Committee on Ways and Means in the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Leving's testimony described the effectiveness and widespread impact of programs run by the Illinois Council on Responsible Fatherhood over the past few years in Illinois.
"The $500 million proposal by President Obama would be a lifeline to fathers everywhere. This funding is essential for the many organizations that promote responsible fatherhood to ensure that we end the devastating cycle of fatherlessness," said Leving.
The Illinois Council on Responsible Fatherhood is one of the first government programs of its kind and continues to serve as a model for other states across the country seeking to restore responsible fatherhood and positive, effective male involvement in the development of the education and social/emotional welfare of youth as a societal norm in all communities.
About the Illinois Council on Responsible Fatherhood
The Illinois Council on Responsible Fatherhood is a state council established by the Illinois State Legislature and extended by Executive Order to promote the positive involvement of both parents in the lives of their children. The mission of the Illinois Council on Responsible Fatherhood is to significantly increase the number of children in Illinois that grow up with a responsible father in their lives.
On August 5, 2009, the Chairman of the Illinois Council on Responsible Fatherhood, Jeffery Leving was selected as an expert resource for the first White House Roundtable & Town Hall Meeting on Responsible Fatherhood in Chicago.
SOURCE Illinois Council on Responsible Fatherhood