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Up Center Strengthening Fathers Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $341,575)

The FY 2016 Second Chance Act Strengthening Relationships Between Young Fathers, Young Mothers, and Their Children provides funding to support the successful transition of young fathers and mothers as they return to their families and communities from detention, out-of-home placement, or incarceration. This program funds coordinated and comprehensive strategies that incorporate (1) mentoring and transitional reentry services proven to reduce recidivism, (2) effective parenting skills development and parent/child relationship engagement for young fathers or mothers, and (3) private and community service partnerships that promote public safety and support added positive outcomes for young parents and their children.

The main goals of this program are to (1) increase the opportunity for responsible parenting and stability of 80 participants through the provision of targeted transitional and reentry services, (2) increase the number of supports provided that impact recidivism and stabilization, and (3) reduce the rates of new criminal charges and technical violations resulting in a return to a correctional facility. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 19, 2016