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Association for Children for Enforcement (ACES) - MS 1140

Introduction | Agency Sketch | Scope and Content | Series Description | Inventory

 Introduction

The “ACES Collection” was donated by to the Center for Archival Collections by Geraldine Jensen on March 26, 2009. No restrictions have been placed on the use of the collection for research purposes.

The collection was initially processed by BGSU graduate students Jessica Schmidt and Rex Childers, with final processing and the production of the finding aid by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts, in November of 2012.

 Agency Sketch

ACES was incorporated in Toledo, Ohio (Lucas County) on October 9, 1984 as a grass roots response to the institutional failings of the local and state government agencies in enforcing standing court orders for the economic support of children. Originally standing for Action Committee for Enforcement of Child Support, it later evolved into the Association for Children for Enforcement of Support (ACES).

ACES founding President, Geraldine Jensen, who had been told by a local court attorney responsible for assisting her on her own case that “if she thought she could do a better job, she should get some of these women together and do it”, placed a personal notice in The Toledo Blade, her local newspaper, looking for others who were similarly treated. Respondents began meeting and organizing strategies to force the local courts, prosecutors, and child support enforcement agencies to make improvements in their practices to the benefit of those who were dependent upon their performance.

 Scope and Content

ACES organized itself at its earliest stage as a locally (county) oriented group, primarily to assist those in Lucas County. Recognizing that the enforcement of child support was a county and state obligation, the group also prepared to address issues in the state of Ohio, which quickly led to the establishment of a broader network of county chapters in Ohio, in order to replicate the ACES model.

ACES worked locally in each of its chapters to bring together individuals, primarily women, who had experienced a repetitive phenomenon. Upon the award of a successful judgment of child support, if the individual who was required to make payments would fail to do so, either in whole or in part, the bureaucratic structure was either unable or unwilling to aggressively require collections from the individual. Often the result was a parent with custody of minor children being forced into the welfare system, with the government (state, federal) becoming responsible for providing the family with additional forms of aid (i.e. Section 8 housing, Aid for Dependent Children, Medicaid) to replace the lost support. Local support agencies and courts, not impacted by the financial ramifications of this transfer, and often understaffed for the caseloads, dealt with this by managing the collections that did occur without dispute, but effectively ceased to act on the part of the caseload that was too difficult to collect, transferring the loss to the dependent children. In addition, in the period that ACES was formed (1980’s), the institutional capabilities of each county and state to track and enforce orders on “deadbeat dads” (a term that ACES would become known for) were essentially non-existent; crossing a county line, or even more importantly, a state line, was a successful solution to avoid making required payments. There was no federal regime (including the Internal Revenue Service) that could be used to force a distant parent to pay. This repetitive dilemma, occurring across the United States in every county, became the challenge that ACES would attempt to resolve.

The ACES model, first applied in one county in Ohio, then shared with additional Ohio counties, would become the backbone of a national organization that would impact the landscape of the nation in regard to the enforcement of child support orders. ACES would expand into other states, identifying and training local (county) chapters and state organizations. Additionally, ACES would have to adapt itself into a functioning hierarchy, complete with management and leadership responsibilities nationwide. As part of this process, the ACES budgetary needs increased dramatically, and while the local chapters collected dues, the fees remitted to the National office were not sufficient to sustain any of their larger goals; ACES would become a regular recipient of private foundation grant monies in order to function and expand.

In the political sphere, ACES grew from a local grass roots organization, holding judges, prosecutors and county agencies responsible, to a national organization that would become one of the leading advocacy groups for widespread systemic reform of the bureaucratic inertia that typified the mechanisms of child support enforcement. Using opportunities to tell their stories through various forms of media (print, radio, television) and to connect the disenfranchised individuals to each other through ACES, the group became a significant political power. ACES leaders would gain access to policy-oriented groups working on social policy, and the primary issue of child support enforcement would be considered in the broader context of social services. ACES leaders would regularly communicate with their elected representatives, as well as national politicians who held roles on congressional committees that determined federal policies and state jurisdictional issues.

As an example, over the course of less than 6 years, ACES founding president Geraldine Jensen would rise from a position of economic poverty and frustration, to a seat on the United States Commission on Interstate Child Support in 1990.

Over the course of the ACES operations, the legal structure and administrative capacities surrounding the issue of child support enforcement was reformed, making the avoidance of child support payments less possible. A series of cooperative compacts between states, as well as federal legislation that implemented tracking systems through federal regimes (IRS) along with harsh penalties for non-compliance assessed to state and county bureaucracies made the issue less relevant as the early 1990’s began. ACES and its members were instrumental in bringing this change about. A case could be made that these reforms, driven by the public awareness raised by ACES combined with the political environment, set the stage for the possibility of broader entitlement reform (which culminated in the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996) once a workable national system had been put in place to deal with the issue that had driven Geraldine Jensen to found ACES.

This collection would be a valuable resource to researchers interested in numerous fields. Certainly, a historical account of the organization itself would be incomplete without access to the collection. Individuals researching the specific issue (enforcement of child support) and its history would benefit, or those who wish to investigate the time period and social policy issues may find the collection helpful. The collection may be additionally helpful to those interested in getting a glimpse into a truly local grass-roots form of community organizing, where the ultimate result is the successful integration of previously voiceless individuals into the democratic process, in order to affect a series of policy issues, working from kitchen tables and county court protests, eventually to the halls of congress and the White House.

The collection is substantially populated by correspondence (both internal and external to ACES), subject and case Files on policy research and comments, with a large collection of scrapbook material (news clippings) that provide a view of the national ramifications of the issue, linked to local stories of human interest.
--written by Rex Childers

 Series Description

PROCEEDINGS

MINUTES AND AGENDAS
1984-1999
Arranged chronologically
Includes minutes from Board meetings and various state chapters, some with agendas

ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION AND BYLAWS
1984-2002, n.d.
Includes ACES charter, articles of incorporation, governing documents, procedures, and other state chapter charters and bylaws

MEMBERSHIP RECORDS
1987-1999, 2002, n.d.
Scattered listings of chapter membership, phone lists, committee lists and other rosters or directories

BALLOTS
1987-1995
Arranged chronologically
Election material for ACES Board of Trustees

CHAPTER APPLICATION FILES
1989-1992
Arranged alphabetically by city

CORRESPONDENCE

CORRESPONDENCE - ACES GENERAL
1984, 1987-2003
Arranged chronologically
Outgoing and incoming correspondence focusing on ACES activities and programs, government bills and legislation, and personal letters of support. Early correspondence is organizational in nature with introductions to the goals of ACES to various legislators and officials. Later correspondence is more procedural dealing with helpful legislation, directing inquiries for help, and local organizational issues

CORRESPONDENCE - BY STATE
1989-1992, n.d.
Arranged alphabetically by State
Selection of general incoming inquiry letters describing the situation of individuals who have non-support issues and some responses from ACES

CORRESPONDENCE - SAN JOAQUIN, CA CHAPTER
1992-1994
Correspondence, newsletters, minutes, and assorted material from the San Joaquin, California ACES chapter

CORRESPONDENCE - GENERAL INQUIRY
1988-1992, n.d.
Unsorted
Selection of incoming inquiry letters describing the situation of individuals who have non-support issues

CORRESPONDENCE - INVITATIONS AND OTHER
1988-1990
Primarily invitations to various public officials to speak at ACES events, with a few other miscellaneous inquiries

MEMORANDUM
1988-1992
Scattered memos to the ACES Board on procedural and planning issues and general memos on operational issues

SUBJECT FILES/CASE FILES

GENERAL SUBJECT FILES
1983-2003
Topical and operational files, including office planning calendars, event planning and schedules, conferences and workshops, handbooks, Golden Heart/Heartless Awards, Candlelight Vigil Events, Ohio Department of Humans Services material and miscellaneous topical files

COMMITTEE FILES
1993, 2002
Scattered material from ACES Child Support Advisory Committee and the ACES’ Personnel Committee

CHAPTER OFFICE FILES
1985-2000 (Scattered)
Various application and office files to run local ACES chapters around the country

U.S. INTERSTATE CHILD SUPPORT COMMISSION FILES
1990-1992
Briefing material, meeting agendas and hearings, subject files, testimony, recommendations, and minor correspondence and memos of a Federal Commission on which Geraldine Jensen served

REPORTS

ACES ANNUAL REPORTS
1988-1997, 2000, 2002
Reports presented to the Board and at annual meetings

ACES CHAPTER REPORTS
1997-1999, n.d.
Scattered chapter reports for Ohio and other states

ACES FINANCIAL REPORTS
1985-2002
Various financial, Treasurer’s auditor’s, and CPA reports dealing with ACES finances

MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS
1985-2002
Other scattered reports on lobbying, funding, and development, reports on special topics such as the status of child support enforcement, fathers’ support groups, etc.

LITERARY PRODUCTIONS

SPEECHES
1986-1999
Various statements, testimony, and speeches given by Geraldine Jensen and others at hearings and other public forums

SCRIPTS AND MOVIE RELATED
1994-1995
The first script for what was originally called “ACES, the Geri Jensen Story” and material related to the eventual tv movie “Abandoned and Deceived”

LEGAL DOCUMENTS

COURT CASE DOCUMENTS
1990
Various motions related to Carelli vs. Hairston, a case in which ACES was involved

SCRAPBOOKS AND SCRAPBOOK MATERIALS

CLIPPINGS - COMPILED (ACES)
1996-2001
Booklets with copies of clippings related to ACES (“ACES in the News” and “News Clips from Statewide Papers”)

CLIPPINGS - COMPILED (ACES OF CALIFORNIA)
1996-1997
Booklets with copies of clippings related to the ACES chapters in California

CLIPPINGS - (LOOSE)
1985-1995, 1999 (Scattered)
Arranged chronologically
Sampled news clippings gathered as a result of a request by ACES national to provide copies of all local press to their office

CLIPPINGS - (LOOSE - BY STATE)
1985-2000 (Scattered)
Arranged alphabetically by State
Sampled news clippings, from files and notebooks, gathered as a result of a request by ACES national to provide copies of all local press to their office

CLIPPINGS - COMPILED HEINZ AWARDS
2003
Booklet of media coverage of the Heinz Awards for the year in which Geraldine Jensen was a recipient

PRINTED MATERIAL

CERTIFICATES
1987-1998 Various certificates, proclamations, and observations of Child Support Awareness and in recognition of work done by Geraldine Jensen

NEWSLETTERS
1987-2004
Scattered issues of newsletters published by ACES and local chapters

BOOKLETS (ACES)
1988-2000
Various books, guides, and reference sources related to issues of child support enforcement published by ACES as well as programs, handouts and packet folders from activities involving ACES

BOOKLETS (OTHER CHILD SUPPORT RELATED)
1999-2000
Various books, guides, articles and reference sources related to issues of child support enforcement published by other sources

PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL

PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS
1988-1999, n.d.
Photographs (miscellaneous scattered) of ACES events, Geri Jensen, and other related photos. Few with identification; photos from computer media copied onto CD and printed

AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDINGS

AUDIO RECORDING - PSA RADIO SPOTS
n.d.
3 radio public service ads, transferred to CD

VIDEO RECORDINGS - ACES COVERAGE LOCAL STATIONS (TOLEDO AND OTHER)
1991-1998
Sampling of recordings made off-air or provided by the local stations, primarily Toledo channels 11, 13, and 24, but with some national clips mixed in, including Candlelight Vigil coverage. Copied from VHS tapes onto DVDs

VIDEORECORDINGS - ACES INFORMATIONAL/PSA SPOTS/MISC.
1996-1998
Recordings by ACES providing information on how to deal with child support issues, such as basic child support collection methods, finding non-paying individuals, dealing with inter-state situations, a video tour of the ACES offices, and a Public Service spot for tv. Copied from VHS tapes onto DVDs

AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDINGS

VIDEORECORDINGS - ACES COVERAGE ON NEWS/TALK SHOWS
1991-1995
Sampling of recordings including coverage of major talk-show and news-magazine appearances such as Phil Donohue, Montel Williams, the Home Show, and Nick News. Copied from VHS tapes onto DVDs

VIDEORECORDINGS - HEINZ AWARDS
2003
Award presentation program of the 9th Heinz Awards in which Geraldine Jensen was one of the honorees. Copied from VHS tape onto DVD

VIDEORECORDINGS - “ABANDONED & DECEIVED”
1995
DVD transfer of “Abandoned & Deceived: the Geraldine Jensen Story” television movie

ARTIFACTS

PINS
n.d.
General ACES pins and also pins highlighting topical or legislative issues

BAGS
n.d.
Cloth bag with the ACES logo on it and also a door-hanger bag from Marco’s Pizza advertizing the ACES informational videotape series

PLAQUES
1987, 1989, n.d.
Awards to ACES from the Ohio Women’s Policy & Research Commission and to the ACES Office Staff from the ACES Board of Trustees, as well as a photo-plaque of Geraldine Jensen in the Oval Office with Bill Clinton

 Inventory

Box 1

Folder

  1. ACES Board meeting minutes July 2, 1984
  2. ACES Board meeting minutes Aug 30, 1984
  3. ACES Board meeting minutes Oct 11, 1984
  4. ACES Board meeting minutes Dec 7, 1984
  5. ACES Board meeting minutes and agenda Jan 11, 1985
  6. ACES Board meeting agenda Feb 22, 1985
  7. ACES Board meeting minutes March-June 1985
  8. ACES National Board meeting minutes Jan-Sept 1986
  9. ACES of Ohio Board meeting minutes June 28, 1986
  10. ACES of Ohio Board meeting minutes Aug 10, 1986
  11. ACES of Ohio Chapter Development Coordinators report Jan 5, 1987
  12. ACES of Ohio Board meeting minutes Jan 17, 1987
  13. ACES of Ohio Board meeting minutes and agenda Mar 21, 1987
  14. ACES of Ohio Board meeting agenda Apr 25, 1987
  15. ACES of Ohio Board meeting agenda/packet May 27, 1987
  16. ACES of Ohio Board meeting minutes June 27, 1987
  17. ACES National Board meeting minutes July 11, 1987
  18. ACES of Ohio Board meeting agenda July 25, 1987
  19. ACES of Ohio Board meeting minutes July 27, 1987
  20. ACES of Ohio Board meeting minutes Aug 16, 1987
  21. ACES of Alabama Board meeting minutes Aug 22, 1987
  22. ACES National Board meeting minutes Oct 3, 1987
  23. ACES of Ohio Board meeting minutes Oct 31, 1987
  24. ACES of Alabama Board meeting minutes Nov 22, 1987
  25. ACES of Ohio Board meeting agenda Dec 19, 1987
  26. ACES National Board conference call report Jan 9, 1988
  27. ACES Annual Meeting packet Aug 21, 1988
  28. ACES Lucas County Chapter meeting agenda Dec 7, 1988
  29. ACES of Ohio Board meeting agenda Dec 18, 1988
  30. ACES National Board meeting minutes Apr 3, 1989
  31. ACES National Board meeting secretary report May 20, 1989
  32. ACES of Alabama Board meeting agenda June 10, 1989
  33. ACES National Board conference call re: Morris lawsuit Nov 5, 1989
  34. ACES National Board conference call Dec 3, 1989
  35. ACES Annual meeting agenda [1990?]
  36. ACES of Ohio Board meeting minutes Jan 21, 1990
  37. ACES National meeting packet June 1990
  38. ACES National Board conference call minutes June 3, 1990
  39. ACES National Board conference call minutes July 15, 1990
  40. ACES National Board meeting minutes Aug 26, 1990
  41. ACES National Board Personnel Committee agenda Aug 26, 1990
  42. Commission on Interstate Child Support minutes Sept 4-5, 1990
  43. ACES National Board meeting minutes (teleconference) Jan 13, 1991
  44. ACES National Board conference call prep for April 6 Mar 4, 1991
  45. ACES National Board meeting minutes Mar 15, 1991
  46. ACES National Board meeting agenda Apr 6, 1991
  47. ACES National Board meeting minutes Apr 6, 1991
  48. ACES Ohio State Coordinating Council minutes June 16, 1991
  49. ACES National Board meeting agenda Aug 25, 1991
  50. ACES Annual Meeting agenda Aug 22-23, 1992
  51. ACES Ohio State Coordinating Council agenda May 2, 1993
  52. ACES National Board conference call minutes June 6, 1993
  53. ACES National Board conference call minutes Oct 24, 1993
  54. ACES National Board meeting notes July 17, 1994
  55. ACES National Board/Presidents meeting notes July 17, 1994
  56. ACES National Board meeting agenda May 6, 1995
  57. ACES National Board Annual Meeting agenda July 27, 1997
  58. ACES California State Coordinating Council minutes Apr 17-18, 1999
  59. ACES Ohio articles of incorporation Oct 11, 1984
  60. Memorandum on ACES corporate reorganization and governing documents recommendations, Mar 9, 1987
  61. ACES of Alabama State Board proposed charter Aug 22, 1987
  62. ACES amended regulations and charter May 20, 1989
  63. ACES membership manual [1998?]
  64. ACES National Hierarchy flow chart n.d.
  65. ACES dispute resolution formula n.d.
  66. ACES chapter development packet n.d.

Box 2

Folder

  1. ACES Membership applications 1989, 1992, n.d.
  2. ACES Franklin County, Ohio member rosters 1987
  3. ACES Hamilton County, Ohio member roster n.d.
  4. ACES Lucas County, Ohio member roster n.d.
  5. ACES of Bradley Co., Tennessee membership applications 1990
  6. ACES Dupage County, Pennsylvania member roster June 18, 1991
  7. ACES state call sheets for Virginia, Georgia & West Virginia May 15, 1992
  8. ACES Ohio State Board roster by counties 1987
  9. ACES Ohio chapter leader roster Feb 21, 1995
  10. ACES National chapter listing with contact information n.d.
  11. ACES National Board committee roster (handwritten) May 17, 1990
  12. ACES National Board roster with committee assignments Nov 22, 1990
  13. ACES National Board roster 1987-1988
  14. ACES National Board contact list Feb 19, 1991
  15. ACES Tulsa County Chapter executive committee roster Oct 6, 1992
  16. ACES member phone list (alphabetically by first name) Aug 16, 1999
  17. ACES Annual Board meeting roster 1996
  18. ACES State and Chapter contact listing June 20, 1997
  19. ACES Chapter “confidential” contact listing, by State July 21, 1997
  20. ACES Staff roster Apr 5, 2002
  21. ACES National Board of Trustees returned ballots May 10, 1986
  22. ACES National Board of Trustees nominations May 1987
  23. ACES National Board of Trustees returned ballots 1987
  24. ACES National Board of Trustees returned ballots May 1989
  25. ACES National Board of Trustees returned ballots Aug 1990
  26. ACES National Board of Trustees returned ballots Aug 1992
  27. ACES Illinois Coordinating Council ballots May 1, 1995

Box 3 (chapter application files)

Folder

  1. Arapahoe, CO
  2. Athens, OH
  3. Bolling AFB, DC
  4. Citrus, FL
  5. Clark, OH
  6. Clinton, OH
  7. Cobb, GA
  8. Conecuh, AL
  9. Cook, IL
  10. Crossville, AL
  11. Dekalb, AL
  12. Dekalb, GA
  13. Douglas, KS
  14. Durham, NC
  15. Exton, PA
  16. Fairfield, CT
  17. Fresno, CA
  18. Fulton, GA
  19. Fulton, OH
  20. Gray’s Harbor, WA
  21. Granada, MS
  22. Harris, TX
  23. Harrison, OH
  24. Highlands, FL
  25. Horry, SC
  26. Jefferson, OH
  27. Jefferson, OR
  28. Kalamazoo, MI
  29. Kenton, OH
  30. Lake, IL
  31. Lancaster, CA
  32. Lauderdale, AL
  33. Linn, IA
  34. Los Angeles, CA (1)
  35. Los Angeles, CA (2)
  36. Los Angeles, CA (3)
  37. Madera, CA
  38. Marion, OR
  39. McMin, TN
  40. Mobile, AL
  41. Morgan, AL
  42. New Castle, DE
  43. North Fulton, GA
  44. Nueces, TX
  45. Oakland, MI
  46. Okaloosa, FL
  47. Ottawa, MI
  48. Palm Beach, FL
  49. Payette, ID
  50. Portage, OH
  51. Pueblo, CO
  52. St. Clair, IL
  53. San Bernardino, CA
  54. Santa Clara, CA
  55. Smith, TX
  56. Spokane, WA
  57. Springfield, OH
  58. Tioga, PA
  59. Ventura, CA
  60. Washington, OR
  61. Winnebago, IL

Box 4

Folder

  1. Correspondence Mar-June 1984
  2. Correspondence July-Dec 1984
  3. Correspondence 1985
  4. Correspondence 1986
  5. Correspondence Jan-June 1987
  6. Correspondence July-Dec 1987
  7. Correspondence Jan-Dec 1988
  8. Correspondence Jan-Feb 1989
  9. Correspondence Mar-Apr 1989
  10. Correspondence May-June 1989
  11. Correspondence July-Aug 1989
  12. Correspondence Sept 1989
  13. Correspondence Oct 1989
  14. Correspondence Nov-Dec 1989

Box 5

Folder

  1. Correspondence Jan-Dec 1990
  2. Correspondence Jan-Aug 1991
  3. Correspondence Jan-June 1992
  4. Correspondence July-Dec 1992
  5. Correspondence Jan-June 1993
  6. Correspondence July-Dec 1993

Box 6

Folder

  1. Correspondence 1994
  2. Correspondence 1995
  3. Correspondence 1996
  4. Correspondence 1997
  5. Correspondence 1998
  6. Correspondence 1999
  7. Correspondence 2000
  8. Correspondence 2001
  9. Correspondence 2002
  10. Correspondence Jan-June 2003
  11. Correspondence July-Dec 2003

Box 7

Folder

  1. Correspondence - California 1990-1992
  2. Correspondence - Colorado 1991-1992
  3. Correspondence - Connecticut 1990-1992
  4. Correspondence - Florida 1989-1992
  5. Correspondence - Georgia 1990-1992
  6. Correspondence - Hawaii 1991-1992
  7. Correspondence - Idaho 1991
  8. Correspondence - Illinois 1990-1992
  9. Correspondence - Indiana 1991-1992
  10. Correspondence - Iowa 1991-1992

Box 8

Folder

  1. Correspondence - Kansas 1990-1992
  2. Correspondence - Kentucky 1989-1992
  3. Correspondence - Louisiana 1990-1992
  4. Correspondence - Maine 1989-1992
  5. Correspondence - Maryland 1989-1992
  6. Correspondence - Massachusetts 1990-1992
  7. Correspondence - Michigan 1991-1992
  8. Correspondence - Minnesota 1991-1992
  9. Correspondence - Mississippi 1991-1992
  10. Correspondence - Missouri 1991-1992
  11. Correspondence - Montana 1991
  12. Correspondence - Nebraska 1991-1992
  13. Correspondence - Nevada 1991-1992
  14. Correspondence - New Hampshire 1991
  15. Correspondence - New Jersey (1) 1989-1992

Box 9

Folder

  1. Correspondence - New Jersey (2) 1989-1991
  2. Correspondence - New Mexico 1985-1992
  3. Correspondence - New York (1) 1990-1992
  4. Correspondence - New York (2) 1989-1992
  5. Correspondence - North Carolina 1989-1992

Box 10

Folder

  1. Correspondence - North Dakota 1989-1992
  2. Correspondence - Ohio (1) 1989-1991
  3. Correspondence - Ohio (2) 1990-1992
  4. Correspondence - Ohio (3) 1989-1990
  5. Correspondence - Oklahoma 1989-1992
  6. Correspondence - Oregon 1989-1992
  7. Correspondence - Pennsylvania (1) 1990-1992

Box 11

Folder

  1. Correspondence - Pennsylvania (2) 1989-1992
  2. Correspondence - Rhode Island 1989-1991
  3. Correspondence - South Carolina 1990-1992
  4. Correspondence - South Dakota 1988-1992
  5. Correspondence - Tennessee 1988-1992
  6. Correspondence - Texas (1) 1990-1992
  7. Correspondence - Texas (2) 1989-1991
  8. Correspondence - Utah 1987-1991
  9. Correspondence - Vermont 1985-1991

Box 12

Folder

  1. Correspondence - Virginia 1989-1991
  2. Correspondence - Washington 1990-1992
  3. Correspondence - West Virginia 1989-1991
  4. Correspondence - Wisconsin 1989-1992
  5. Correspondence - Wyoming 1990-1991
  6. Correspondence - San Joaquin Chapter (1) 1992-1993

Box 13

Folder

  1. Correspondence - San Joaquin Chapter (2) 1992-1993
  2. Correspondence - San Joaquin Chapter (3) 1993-1994
  3. Correspondence - General unsorted inquiries 1987-1992
  4. Correspondence - General unsorted inquiries 1988-1992
  5. Correspondence - Invitations and Misc. 1988-1990
  6. Correspondence - Memorandum to the Board April 12, 1988
  7. Correspondence - Memorandum to the Board Oct 28, 1988
  8. Correspondence - Memorandum to the Board June 24, 1989
  9. Correspondence - Memorandum to the Board May 10, 1990
  10. Correspondence - Memorandum to the Board May 17, 1990
  11. Correspondence - Memorandum to the Board Oct 8, 1990
  12. Correspondence - Memorandum to the Board Oct 26, 1990
  13. Correspondence - Memorandum to the Board Oct 29, 1990
  14. Correspondence - Memorandum to the Board Jan 9, 1991
  15. Correspondence - Memorandum to the Board July 22, 1991
  16. Correspondence - Memorandum to the Board Dec 10, 1991
  17. Correspondence - Memorandum to the Board Mar 3, 1992
  18. Correspondence - Memorandum to the Board Sept 5, 1992
  19. Correspondence - Memorandum to the Board Sept 6, 1992
  20. Correspondence - Memorandum to the Board n.d.
  21. Correspondence - Memo to Staff on fundraising goals n.d.

Box 14

Folder

  1. Memos from ABLE legal issues, Mar. 18, Dec 21, 1988
  2. Memo from Cobb County, GA ACES regarding regional meeting Aug 17, 1989
  3. Memo from ACES SE Region regarding Alabama ACES Oct 25, 1989
  4. Memo from Judy Hayes, ACES SE Region regarding payroll Mar 5, 1990
  5. ACES Annual meeting packet, Chicago Aug 25, 1995
  6. ACES Leaders packet for Washington, D.C. meeting June 6, 1996
  7. ACES Annual meeting packet, Washington, D.C. 1997
  8. ACES Illinois “Plant the seeds of Hope” meeting packet 1997?
  9. ACES Annual meeting packet, Washington, D.C. 1998
  10. ACES National Headquarters Staff meeting packet June 3, 1998
  11. Golden Heart Award 1990, 1993, 1999
  12. Candlelight Vigil 1989
  13. Candlelight Vigil 1990
  14. Candlelight Vigil 1991
  15. Candlelight Vigil 1993
  16. Candlelight Vigil 1994
  17. Candlelight Vigil 1995
  18. Candlelight Vigil organizing kit 1996
  19. Candlelight Vigil planning kit 1999
  20. ACES desk planning calendar (photocopy) Dec 1984
  21. Timesheet schedule for Gerri Jensen Sept 1985
  22. Time/worklog for Gerri Jensen Jan-Apr 1986
  23. Appointment calendar 1986
  24. Monthly planner for Gerri Jensen 1991
  25. ACES office monthly planner 1992
  26. ACES office monthly planner 1993
  27. ACES Asst. Director/Project Director job description n.d.
  28. Phone and address-book n.d.

Box 15

Folder

  1. Ohio Dept. of Human Services, Child Support Division 1984-1990
  2. Private Child Support Collection Agencies 1992-2002
  3. Conference: Role of Private Collection Agencies 2002
  4. Ohio Senate Task Force on Women Single Heads of Households 1985
  5. Ohio Commission and Task Force testimony 1985-1987
  6. Research topics on divorce 1983-1988, n.d.
  7. Rosenberg Foundation 1995-1998
  8. Child Support legislation/regulations material 1987-1989
  9. ACES Board of Trustees Handbook 1990

Box 16

Folder

  1. ACES Chapter Handbook 1994
  2. ACES leader training handbooks 1996, n.d.
  3. ACES “Organizing 101” guide n.d.
  4. ACES staff orientation program, employees handbook 1991
  5. Other handbooks (candy sale, IV-D timeframes, coordinating, etc.) 1990, 1998-99, n.d.
  6. ACES “How to collect child support” self-help seminar n.d.
  7. ACES membership drive kit 1992, 1995
  8. Coalition of Parent Support (California) Descriptive summary 1999
  9. “ACES is doing great in ‘88” synopsis of achievements 1988
  10. ACES Chapter Development Coordinator Ohio progress report 1987
  11. ACES Southeast Region report 1990
  12. Urban All-American Awards Banquet (G. Jensen a recipient) 1994
  13. ACES Five-Year Plan proposal 1989
  14. ACES Five-Year Plan – Model Child Support Laws – Organizing 1990
  15. ACES Five-Year Plan – Model Child Support Laws – Update 1990
  16. ACES Five-Year Plan – Update 1991
  17. ACES Five-Year Plan – Update August 1991
  18. ACES Five-Year Plan – Update August 1992
  19. ACES Five-Year Plan – Update August 1993
  20. ACES Five-Year Plan – Update August 1995
  21. ACES Five-Year Plan – Update 1998
  22. Mother of the Year Program & material 1999
  23. Points of Light Award program 1998-1999
  24. Providing Family Security & Stability (ACES presentation) 2003
  25. Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame nomination form (Gerri Jensen) 1989
  26. Court transcript: Ohio vs. Geraldine Jensen – Hamilton County Municipal Court, 1985
  27. Court transcript: Ohio Dept. of Human Resources vs. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office of Child Support Enforcement, 1989

Box 17

Folder

  1. ACES possible Amicus brief, Moore vs. Spires 2000
  2. ACES Golden Heart and Heartless Award nominations 1991
  3. Child Support Reform Shareholders’ Group recommendations 2002
  4. National Federation of Small Business 1995
  5. ACES grant application packet 2003
  6. ACES Suffolk County, NY Chapter 1991-1992
  7. ACES child support survey (sampled) 1997
  8. ACES reinventing itself 2000
  9. ACES Leadership Development Institute 1994
  10. Northwest Ohio Community Shares (ACES member) 2001-2003
  11. ACES reports on current child support practices in Ohio counties 1985
  12. ACES Child support information booklet n.d.
  13. ACES court motion to intervene in legal process 1989
  14. Retroactive modifications of child support arrears 1986
  15. ACES internship information (pages missing) n.d.
  16. Motions and decrees from various District Court cases 1989-1991
  17. Geraldine Jensen resume 1987
  18. Geraldine Jensen other awards/honors 1995-1999

Box 18

Folder

  1. ACES Personnel Committee 1993
  2. ACES Child Support Advisory Committee 2002
  3. Chapter Files - Cleveland Office 1988
  4. Chapter Files - Cuyahoga County, East 1996
  5. Chapter Files - Cuyahoga County, West 1996-1999
  6. Chapter Files - Delaware County 1996
  7. Chapter Files - Fairfield County 1993
  8. Chapter Files - Franklin County, East 1999
  9. Chapter Files - Franklin County, North 1984-1996
  10. Chapter Files - Geauga County 1990-1992
  11. Chapter Files - Hamilton County 1986-1989
  12. Chapter Files - Hamilton County 1985-1997
  13. Chapter Files - Hancock County 1987-1994

Box 19

Folder

  1. Chapter Files - Guernsey County 1996
  2. Chapter Files - Huron County 1993-1998
  3. Chapter Files - Jackson County 1999
  4. Chapter Files - Knox County 1992-1999
  5. Chapter Files - Lorain County 1990-1997
  6. Chapter Files - Lucas County 1996-2000
  7. Chapter Files - Mahoning County 1998
  8. Chapter Files - Marion County 1993-1994
  9. Chapter Files - Montgomery County 1996
  10. Chapter Files - Morrow County 1997
  11. Chapter Files - Muskingum County 1985-1987
  12. Chapter Files - Noble County 1992-1993
  13. Chapter Files - Ottawa County 1991-1999
  14. Chapter Files - Pickaway County 1999
  15. Chapter Files - Portage County 1994-1999
  16. Chapter Files - Sandusky County 2000
  17. Chapter Files - Stark County 2000
  18. Chapter Files - Trumbull County 1994
  19. Chapter Files - Vinton County 1993
  20. Chapter Files - Norman, Oklahoma 1992
  21. Chapter Files - Providence, Rhode Island 1992
  22. Chapter Files - Snohomish County, Washington 1992

Box 20

Folder

  1. U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support briefing materials 1991
  2. U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support National Leadership Conference, April 1991
  3. U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support meeting June 1991
  4. U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support briefing book Sept 1991
  5. U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support public hearing Sept 1991

Box 21

Folder

  1. U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support meeting Nov 1990
  2. U.S. Commission on Interstate Child public hearing March 1991
  3. U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support tentative recommendations, 1991
  4. U.S. Commission on Interstate Child briefing book Sept 1992
  5. U.S. Commission on Interstate Child briefing book Feb 1992
  6. U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support meeting May 1992

Box 22

Folder

  1. U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support briefing material Aug 1990
  2. U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support Portland meeting Jan 1991
  3. U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support Operations & Funding Committee, 1991
  4. U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support press releases 1990-1991
  5. U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support ethics instructions 1990
  6. U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support minutes 1990
  7. U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support testimony 1990-1991
  8. U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support biographies 1990
  9. Legler, Paul, K. Review of the U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support’s Report to Congress, 1992

Box 23

Folder

  1. Children’s Defense Fund. Special report on Children and Health Insurance, 1992
  2. National Center for State Courts. Symposium on Periodic Review and Modification of Child Support, 1990
  3. National Child Support Enforcement Program. Proposal for a new state-Federal structure..., 1991
  4. Takas, Marianne. Treatment of Subsequent Children and Subsequent Partners under State Child Support Guidelines, 1990
  5. Child Support Ad Hoc Committee. Child Support for Children: Making it Work, 1992
  6. U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support agendas/schedules 1990-1992
  7. U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support clippings/articles 1990-1992
  8. U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support recommendations 1991-1992
  9. U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support recommendations 1991-1992
  10. U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support recommendations 1991-1992

Box 24

Folder

  1. U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support recommendations 1991-1992
  2. U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support recommendations 1991-1992
  3. U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support recommendations 1991-1992
  4. U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support corresp./memos 1990-1991

Box 25

Folder

  1. ACES Annual Report 1988
  2. ACES Annual Report (draft) 1989
  3. ACES Annual Report 1989
  4. ACES Annual Report 1990
  5. ACES Annual Report 1991
  6. ACES Annual Report 1992
  7. ACES Annual Report 1993
  8. ACES Annual Report 1994
  9. ACES Annual Report 1995
  10. ACES Annual Report 1996
  11. ACES Annual Report for Annual Meeting 1997
  12. ACES Annual Report 1997
  13. ACES Annual Report 1999
  14. ACES Annual Report 2000
  15. ACES Annual Report 2002
  16. ACES chapter reports (various) n.d.
  17. ACES Ohio chapter reports n.d.
  18. ACES chapter reports (by state) 1997-1999
  19. ACES Eastern Region Report Aug 1995
  20. ACES “Candlelight Vigil” post event report by State/County Oct 1995
  21. ACES updated organizational plan 2002?
  22. ACES Nation Treasurer’s Report 1987
  23. ACES Ohio Board Treasurer’s Report 1987
  24. ACES National Board Financial packet, 1989
  25. ACES Financial Statements, 1985-1988, 1991-1996, 1998
  26. ACES Financial Report (draft budget) 1995
  27. ACES Treasurer’s Report 1995
  28. ACES Annual Meeting Financial Report 1997
  29. ACES Financial Statement 1997
  30. ACES Financial Statements 2000-2001
  31. ACES Funding Budget 1997-1998
  32. ACES Funding Budget and National Budget Reports 1999-2000
  33. ACES IRS Form 990 2000
  34. ACES Chapter Development Coordinator’s Monthly Report Feb 1987
  35. ACES Staff Lobby Report 1992
  36. ACES Funders Report 1995-1996

Box 26

Folder

  1. Status of Child Support Enforcement in the U.S. 1990
  2. Status of Child Support Enforcement in the U.S. 1992
  3. Status of Child Support Enforcement in the U.S. 1995
  4. Status of Child Support Enforcement in the U.S. 1997
  5. Status of Child Support Enforcement in the U.S. 2002
  6. Status of Child Support Enforcement in Ohio. 1997
  7. Status of Child Support Enforcement in Ohio. 2002
  8. Status of Automated Child Support Systems in the U.S. 1996
  9. Status of Automated Child Support Computer Systems in the U.S. 1998

Box 27

Folder

  1. ACES Statebook 1988?
  2. ACES Survey of State IV-D status & ACES chapter representation 1988
  3. U.S. Office of Child Support Enforcement Annual Report (14th) 1989
  4. U.S. Office of Child Support Enforcement Annual Report (15th) 1990
  5. U.S. Office of Child Support Enforcement Annual Report (20th) 1995
  6. U.S. Office of Child Support Enforcement Annual Report (21th) 1996
  7. Beyond Deadbeat Dads: analysis of child support news coverage 1996

Box 28

Folder

  1. Fathers’ support groups 1985
  2. ACES overviews of state child support systems (Title IV-D) 1993?
  3. Catholic Diocese of Toledo social services packet 1980
  4. Geraldine Jensen misc. speech fragments 1986-1996
  5. G. Diane Dodson testimony Feb 23, 1988
  6. Geraldine Jensen affidavit (unknown purpose) 1989
  7. Alicia S. Pelrine testimony on child support enforcement Sept 16, 1991
  8. Michael R. Smalz testimony Apr 5, 1995
  9. Geraldine Jensen testimony Nov 4, 1997
  10. Geraldine Jensen and others testimony U.S. House Ways & Means Sept 23, 1999
  11. Geraldine Jensen and others testimony Oct. 5, 1999
  12. Geraldine Jensen testimony on IV-D problems n.d.
  13. Script: ACES, the Geri Jensen Story, by Joseph Dougherty 1994
  14. “Abandoned and Deceived” TV movie related material 1995
  15. ACES motions as Amicus Curiae, Carelli case March 1990

Box 29

Folder

  1. Compiled clippings “ACES in the News” 1996-1997
  2. Compiled clippings “ACES in the News” Sept-Dec 1997
  3. Compiled clippings “ACES in the News” Oct 1997-Mar 1998
  4. Compiled clippings “ACES in the News” Jan-Mar 1998
  5. Compiled clippings “ACES in the News” Apr-June 1998
  6. Compiled clippings “ACES in the News” July-Sept 1998
  7. Compiled clippings “ACES in the News” Oct 1998-Mar 1999
  8. Compiled clippings “ACES in the News” July 1998-July 1999
  9. Compiled clippings “ACES in the News” Dec 1999-Feb 2000
  10. Compiled clippings “ACES in the News” June-Aug 2000
  11. Compiled clippings “ACES of California in the News” Oct 1995-Mar 1996
  12. Compiled clippings “ACES of California in the News” Mar-Aug 1996
  13. Compiled clippings “ACES of California in the News” May-Aug 1997
  14. Compiled clippings “News clips from statewide papers” Aug 1-Oct 2, 2001
  15. Clippings (loose) 1984-1985
  16. Clippings (loose) 1986
  17. Clippings (loose) 1987-1989
  18. Clippings (loose) 1990

Box 30

Folder

  1. Clippings (loose) 1991
  2. Clippings (loose) 1992
  3. Clippings (loose) 1992
  4. Clippings (loose) 1993
  5. Clippings (loose) 1993
  6. Clippings (loose) 1994
  7. Clippings (loose) 1995
  8. Clippings (loose) 1999

Box 31

Folder

  1. Clippings notebook - Illinois 1990-1992
  2. Clippings notebook – Indiana 1990-1991
  3. Clippings notebook – Kansas 1991-1992
  4. Clippings notebook - Michigan 1990-1991
  5. Clippings notebook – Ohio 1990-1991
  6. Clippings notebook – Pennsylvania 1991
  7. Clippings notebook – Wisconsin 1990-1991
  8. Clippings (Loose) - Alabama 1987-1991
  9. Clippings (Loose) - Alaska 1991
  10. Clippings (Loose) - Arizona 1991-1992
  11. Clippings (Loose) - Arkansas 1990-2000
  12. Clippings (Loose) - California 1987-2000
  13. Clippings (Loose) - Colorado 1991-1999
  14. Clippings (Loose) - Connecticut 1986, 2000
  15. Clippings (Loose) - Delaware 1989

Box 32

Folder

  1. Clippings (Loose) - District of Columbia 1991-2000
  2. Clippings (Loose) - Florida 1987-2000
  3. Clippings (Loose) - Georgia 1990-1997
  4. Clippings (Loose) - Hawaii 1997
  5. Clippings (Loose) - Idaho 1991-1995
  6. Clippings (Loose) – Illinois 1989-2000

Box 33

Folder

  1. Clippings (Loose) - Indiana 1987-2000
  2. Clippings (Loose) – Iowa 1989-2000
  3. Clippings (Loose) – Kansas 1988-1997
  4. Clippings (Loose) – Kentucky 1987-1997
  5. Clippings (Loose) – Louisiana 1987-1990
  6. Clippings (Loose) – Maine 1993-2000
  7. Clippings (Loose) – Maryland 1987-1996
  8. Clippings (Loose) – Massachusetts 1988-1995
  9. Clippings (Loose) – Michigan 1987-1998
  10. Clippings (Loose) – Minnesota 1989-1995
  11. Clippings (Loose) – Mississippi 1990-1996
  12. Clippings (Loose) – Missouri 1990-1999
  13. Clippings (Loose) – Montana 1991
  14. Clippings (Loose) – Nebraska 1990-1994
  15. Clippings (Loose) – Nevada 1988-2000
  16. Clippings (Loose) – New Jersey 1988-1997
  17. Clippings (Loose) – New Mexico 1997

Box 34

Folder

  1. Clippings (Loose) – New York 1987-2000
  2. Clippings (Loose) – North Carolina 1987-1999
  3. Clippings (Loose) – North Dakota 1989-1991
  4. Clippings (Loose) – Ohio 1985-2002
  5. Clippings (Loose) – Oklahoma 1991
  6. Clippings (Loose) – Oregon 1991-1997
  7. Clippings (Loose) – Pennsylvania 1989-1998
  8. Clippings (Loose) – South Carolina 1991-1998
  9. Clippings (Loose) – Tennessee 1988-1999
  10. Clippings (Loose) – Texas 1987-2000
  11. Clippings (Loose) – Utah 1990-1999
  12. Clippings (Loose) – Vermont 1998-1999
  13. Clippings (Loose) - Virgin Islands 1998-1999

Box 35

Folder

  1. Clippings (Loose) – Virginia 1991-2000
  2. Clippings (Loose) – Washington 1989-1996
  3. Clippings (Loose) – West Virginia 1987-1991
  4. Clippings (Loose) – Wisconsin 1989-2000
  5. Clippings (Loose) – Wyoming 1987
  6. Compiled clippings on the Heinz Awards 2003
  7. Certificates/Proclamations/Resolutions 1987-2003
  8. ACES Toledo newsletters (scattered) 1987
  9. National ACES newsletters (scattered) 1988-2004
  10. ACES of California newsletters (scattered) 1998-1999
  11. ACES miscellaneous news updates 1984-1991

Box 36

Folder

  1. Jensen, Geraldine. How to collect child support 1988
  2. Jensen, Geraldine & Jones, Katina. How to collect child support 1991
  3. Jensen, Geraldine. How to collect child support 1997
  4. Jensen, Geraldine. Child support: a complete reference book 2000
  5. ACES cost cutting cookbook n.d.
  6. ACES cost cutter cookbook 1996?
  7. ACES “How to start an ACES chapter” 1994?
  8. Weaving a strong safety net for women & children in Ohio : Ohio Welfare Reform Summit, 1997
  9. ACES packet “Improving child support collection” 2001?
  10. ACES folder “New laws for the 30 million children owed child support”, 1997?
  11. ACES “Medical support for children now!” 1988?
  12. ACES “A plan to improve the Ohio child support enforcement system”, 2003
  13. ACES accomplishments, 1984-2005 2009
  14. ACES Media policies/Tips 1993-1995
  15. Miscellaneous ACES brochures and flyers 1992-1998, n.d.
  16. Internal Revenue Service. Child Support Enforcement Handbook 1989
  17. Office of Child Support Enforcement. Handbook on Child Support Enforcement, 1990
  18. National Child Support Assurance Consortium. Childhood’s End 1993

Box 37

Folder

  1. Massachusetts. Two parents, two incomes: strengthening the child support enforcement system, 1993
  2. Ebb, Nancy. Child support reform: a state checklist for change, 1994
  3. Ebb, Nancy. Strengthening Federal laws on child support and child abuse, 1994
  4. Making welfare reform work: tools for confronting alcohol and drug problems among welfare recipients, 1997
  5. National Partnership for Women and Families. Obstacles facing low-income women, 1998
  6. Turetsky, Vicki. What if all the money came home, 2000
  7. Summit County, Ohio. Handbook for custodial/non-custodial Parents, ca. 2000
  8. Where is the money: ACES conference packet 2001?
  9. Awards luncheon program : Milestones, a tribute to women 1996
  10. Program of Toledo Mayor’s Civic Empowerment Awards 1999
  11. Prospectus for “The Advocate” talkshow hosted by Geri Jensen 1995?
  12. “Welfare Reform & Beyond” various articles 2001-2002
  13. Toledo Metropolitan Magazine “ACES is fighting mad about child support, April 1986
  14. Photographs (miscellaneous scattered original prints) 1988-1999, n.d.
  15. Photographs (copied from computer media and printed) 1999, n.d.

Box 38

Folder

  1. Audio CD with 3 ACES PSA spots for radio n.d.
  2. Video - Compiled DVD from off-air or provided by the local stations 1991-2001
  3. Video - Compiled DVD of ACES informational tapes 1996
  4. Video - Compiled DVD of ACES PSA spot and video tour of offices 1996-1997
  5. Video - DVD of the 9th Heinz Awards 2003
  6. Video - Compiled DVD from talk shows and news magazine shows 1991-1995
  7. Video - DVD of “Abandoned & Deceived: The Geraldine Jensen Story” 1995
  8. Assorted ACES pins and stickers 1992, n.d.
  9. ACES cloth bag and plastic advertising bag n.d.
  10. Plaque – Ohio Women’s Policy & Research Commission award to ACES 1987
  11. Plaque – ACES National Board of Trustees certificate of appreciation to ACES Office Staff, 1989
  12. Plaque – Bill Clinton and Geraldine Jensen in Oval Office photo n.d.

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