State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) will speak this morning at a seminar focused on fatherhood sponsored by the Mahoning County Juvenile Court’s Community Advisory Board. Professionals from the education, mental health and legal industries will gather to hear from an array of presenters, including keynote speaker Donald Jones, a former NFL Wide Receiver and Amazon best-selling author of “The Next Quarter: Scoring Against Kidney Disease”.

“As a father, I understand the importance of setting an example for my children,” Rep. Boccieri said. “Stronger families create stronger communities.”

The Poland lawmaker was invited to the event by Mahoning County Juvenile Court Justice Theresa Dellick. The event is part of a recurring monthly juvenile court seminar series hosted at Drake’s Landing.

Other speakers scheduled for this morning’s event include behavioral therapy expert Andre Elliott, rehabilitated former inmate Sean Darby, Mahoning County Jobs and Family Services Program Administrator Toni Tablack, Child Support Enforcement Agency Managing Attorney John Caroline, P2SLC and P2PLC Director Alexander Smith, and Youngstown Youth Intensive Services Vocational Rehabilitation Coordinator Chuck Muszik. 

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