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§ 2655. Powers and duties of committee

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 11 P.S. ChildrenEffective: November 3, 2022

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 11 P.S. Children (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 37. Greater Father Involvement Act
Effective: November 3, 2022
11 P.S. § 2655
§ 2655. Powers and duties of committee
The committee shall:
(1) Work with State and local governments and other entities through collaboration, coordination, research and consultation to recognize and promote the contributions that fathers make to improving societal outcomes for children and families.
(2) Evaluate governmental programs and initiatives that impact fatherhood and make recommendations regarding needed improvements and existing impediments to successful implementation of those programs and initiatives.
(3) Develop a comprehensive plan that will support early connection of fathers to their children beginning in the gestational stage of child development and continuing throughout the life of the child.
(4) Promote and continue to support programs and entities that foster the following:
(i) Workforce development programs that assist fathers in preparing for, finding and securing employment.
(ii) Parenting through skills-based educational programs that foster quality coparenting relationships.
(iii) Development of conflict resolution skills training.
(5) Propose changes to statutes, regulations, administrative rules and policies that impede the development or implementation of greater father involvement measures or that will enhance the prospect of success of those measures.
(6) Identify additional sources of funding, including nongovernmental sources, to support the following:
(i) The work of the committee.
(ii) Programs that directly support fathers and responsible fatherhood.
(7) Make recommendations regarding the possible establishment of a long-term or permanent fatherhood commission and its powers, duties and funding.
(8) Issue, by December 31, 2023, a report to the Governor and the General Assembly regarding responsible fatherhood programs and issues within this Commonwealth and make recommendations to aid in understanding, evaluating or improving the successful implementation of these programs and issues.


2022, Nov. 3, P.L. 1747, No. 114, § 5, imd. effective.
11 P.S. § 2655, PA ST 11 P.S. § 2655
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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