Research has shown that fathers returning to their families and communities after a period of incarceration often face multiple challenges, such as housing, employment, child support, and complicated family relationships (Fontaine et al, 2017, Final Implementation Findings from the Responsible Fatherhood Reentry Projects). Please join us for a discussion of ways in which fatherhood programs can help returning fathers and their families overcome these challenges. A list of helpful resources will be provided, and attendees will hear from the perspectives of a researcher, two practitioners, and two program participants.
- Jocelyn Fontaine, Urban Institute, Washington DC
- Darin Goff, Program Manager, Strength in Families, Washington State Department of Corrections
- Daee McKnight, Program Manager, Family Reentry, Bridgeport, CT
Facilitator: Nigel Vann, NRFC
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