2012 Assets Learning Conference

The ASSET Initiative - Asset Building for Low-Income Fathers: Emerging Lessons and New Guidance for Asset-Building Organizations

September 20, 2012  2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Room: Maryland B

In 2010 the federal government launched an initiative to connect fathers in the child support system with asset-building services. Building Assets for Fathers and Families is helping child support agencies connect to Assets for Independence (AFI) projects around the country and in seven regions in particular. Come to this session to hear from AFI and child support program managers about lessons that are emerging on how best to provide asset-building services to these fathers as well as how partnerships are being formed between asset-building and child support agencies.


  • Michele Jadczak, Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for Children and Families
  • Terry Novakoski, Kent County Friend of the Court, Michigan
  • Sue Ortiz, Inner City Christian Federation
  • Edwin Patout, Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and Families
  • Cindy Gruman, The Lewin Group (Moderator)
 This session is sponsored by IDA sponsor, the Assets for Independence Program.