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Michael is the deputy for family initiatives in the Child Support Division of the Texas Office of the Attorney General (OAG) where he is part of a multi-disciplinary team of project developers, curriculum designers, program specialists, educators and attorneys. His work in child support includes the development of statewide prevention education programming for teens, perinatal family support service interventions for unmarried couples, court/workforce/child support collaborations to help unemployed non-custodial parents find work and pay child support, enhanced child support and parenting legal resources for military/veteran families, co-parenting resources for couples in the child support system and family violence collaborations to help survivors access the child support system safely.
Prior to his work with the OAG, Michael helped create and was director of the Texas Fragile Families Initiative, a statewide initiative bringing together more than 30 private foundations, multiple state agencies and community/faith-based organizations in 12 sites to support fragile families.