Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $331,250)
The 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 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 #MomWins project will respond to the needs of incarcerated young mothers and their children, by providing a mentoring and transitional reentry program that facilitates successful community reintegration. #MomWins will serve young mothers between the ages of 18-25, who are returning to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and leverage the existing services of the Texas Offender Reentry Initiative and its key partners. The goal of this project is to support the successful and safe transition of young mothers from secure confinement back to their families and communities, by meeting their criminogenic, transitional, and social service needs, in order to promote responsible motherhood, increase their self-sufficiency and reduce their risk of recidivism. Objectives include: a)intensive mentoring and family-strengthening services; b)cognitive behavioral therapy; and c)sustained case management and comprehensive transitional services. CA/NCF