DADS and MOMS of Michigan is proud of
the accomplishments in 2005 and looks forward to an
even better year in 2006. This includes the work of
DADS of Michigan, MOMS of Michigan, and DADS of Michigan
Conducted monthly education programs
featuring notable authorities of family court and
services, family law counseling, and education.
Expanded the DADS and MOMS University
education series of programs to include the Family
Court Basics program and recruited Directors to expand
Completed a major revision of the web
site to include many more resources for the members.
Co-Sponsored the Fathers and Families
Conference 2005 featuring leading authorities from
around the country on family issues and programs.
Increased and exceeded our fund raising
Introduced several pieces of legislation
including paternity, equal parenting, unwed parents,
custody, and child support. See Legislative Update.
Provided expert testimony and position
papers at numerous committee hearings in Lansing.
Lobbied legislators and candidates
and the state and national level to provide education
on family issues.
Completed vital research on child support,
custody and visitation, and parenting.
Conducted two Legislative Forums in
Lansing to educate legislators and policy makers.
Launched and supported the equal parenting
Worked on national programs including
updates to VAWA to make it gender neutral.
Co-Sponsored the effort with Michigan
and National groups to educate PBS regarding the documentary,
"Breaking the Silence on domestic abuse.
PBS ombudsman supported the view that the show was
flawed reporting on gender issues and committed to
an unbiased report in 2006.
Cosponsored efforts with Michigan and
National groups to provide balanced reporting on child
support. As a result of the coordinated efforts, supportwas
withdrawn and companies such as Domino’s pizza withdrew
Revised and updated the bylaws to increase
the scope and management of the organization, and
increase the number of affiliate organizations around
Increased the membership of PAC Delegates
representing the 83 counties in Michigan.
Increased the council of experts of
the DADS of Michigan PAC Policy Teams.
Joined the coalition of organizations
in Michigan supporting family court reform.
Conducted an Equal Parents Week program
Provided numerous radio, television,
and newspaper interviews.
Serviced an average of 200 calls per
month at our hotline.
Provided support to members at court
Launched an eNewsletter to inform members
of developing events and legal tips.
Became the national sponsor of the
ACFC Military Issues forum.
Thank you very much for your continued
support in 2006.