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Father Matters Reentry Mentoring Program

Award Information

Award #
2017-IG-BX-0009
Location
Awardee County
Maricopa
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2016
Total funding (to date)
$342,858

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $342,858)

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 Father Matters Reentry Mentoring (Father Matters) program will coordinate 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, and (3) work with private and community service partnerships that promote public safety and support added positive outcomes for young parents and their children. Father Matters will implement a reentry program designed to assist 150 young incarcerated fathers who have a medium to high risk of recidivism. The goals of the program are to reduce recidivism; improve outcomes for young fathers, their children, and family members; and promote responsible fatherhood. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 12, 2017