NPO news RELEASES
NPO welcomes Papin as chair of new Idaho affiliate
December 18, 2018
NPO WELCOMES PAPIN AS CHAIR OF NEW IDAHO AFFILIATE
National Parents Organization (NPO) is pleased to introduce Jerry Papin, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, as the chairperson of a new affiliate in the state of Idaho. With its recent additions, the nonprofit organization has grown to include affiliates in 16 states.
Papin, 52, has lived in eastern Idaho for more than 30 years and is also a retired small-business owner. He has three children and two stepchildren and is interested in using his experiences to help promote legislation in the state to encourage better outcomes in family courts.
NPO featured in CNN episode of ‘This is Life with Lisa Ling’ aimed at highlighting deficiencies in America’s family courts
November 26, 2018
NPO FEATURED IN CNN EPISODE OF ‘THIS IS LIFE WITH LISA LING’ AIMED AT HIGHLIGHTING DEFICIENCIES IN AMERICA’S FAMILY COURTS
National Parents Organization (NPO) was privileged to be featured in an episode of CNN’s “This is Life with Lisa Ling” over the weekend.
Entitled “The Dad Dilemma,” the hourlong documentary-style show touched on important topics related to America’s family court system, including the inability to receive timely hearings, the use of inaccurate domestic violence charges, the punitive nature of child support orders and the struggle for fathers who want to be active in their children’s lives but receive limited opportunity. Lisa Ling, host of the show, even concluded there were obvious problems with court rulings following a divorce or separation uncovered during her reporting.
NPO strongly believes legislative reform centered on the concept of shared parenting — as close to equal time for both parents whenever possible — can help solve many of these ongoing and too-often-overlooked problems.
Blumenthal steps up to chair NPO affiliate in New York
November 20, 2018
BLUMENTHAL STEPS UP TO CHAIR NPO AFFILIATE IN NEW YORK
National Parents Organization (NPO) is pleased to welcome a new affiliate in the state of New York, with Josh Blumenthal serving as the chairperson. The non-profit organization has grown to include affiliates in 16 states.
Blumenthal, 70, brings a unique experience to NPO’s effort to effect positive change in family court systems throughout the country. He gained custody, along with his now ex-wife, of his 8-month-old grandson and they later adopted him in 2004.
NPO’s Deuel appointed to serve 4-year term on Utah Child Support Guidelines Advisory Committee
November 7, 2018
NPO’S DEUEL APPOINTED TO SERVE 4-YEAR TERM ON UTAH CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert recently appointed National Parents Organization (NPO) member Dan Deuel to serve on the state’s Child Support Guidelines Advisory Committee. Deuel was sworn in for his four-year term during the group’s Monday, Nov. 5, meeting.
Deuel joins the committee as a Diverse Interests Representative.
National Parents Organization announces addition of 6 new state affiliates
October 26, 2018
NATIONAL PARENTS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF 6 NEW STATE AFFILIATES
National Parents Organization (NPO) is excited to welcome six new state affiliate chapters, adding to the organization’s already robust network of shared parenting activists across the country.
California, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota and New York now have the opportunity to build membership in an effort to effect positive change in each state’s family court system. NPO now has 15 state affiliates located throughout the United States and looks to replicate recent legislative achievements in Kentucky and Virginia that promote shared parenting for children following a divorce or separation of their parents.