Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $341,578)
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 Ambassadors for Christ Youth Ministries seeks to target young mothers (ages 1825) who are being released from the Bexar County Adult Detention Center in the Houston, Texas area. This project will support 80 young mothers with consistent and caring mentors to support and guide them by focusing on promoting responsible motherhood and the targeting of comprehensive transitional services designed to improve responsible parenting, family engagement, life skills, and self-sufficiency. CA/NCF