Faith Based Organizations are Offered Information on Reentry and Building Strong Fatherhood Programs
Date:  06-05-2013

Webinars provide expert advice when dealing with reentrants and their families
With Father’s Day fast approaching a large segment of the population are often ignored, fathers behind bars and fathers who have been released from prison. Churches often reach out to these individuals and offer programs designed to enrich the spirit and offer guidance for leading a better life.

The U.S. Department of Justice Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships (CFBNP) held two webinars that faith based organizations might find useful in their work with reentrants and also fathers with young children.

The April 10, 2012 webinar “Faith and Community Based Approaches to Responsible Fatherhood and its Impact on Delinquency Prevention” offers tips on creating strong fatherhood programs and also on creating best practices when working with reentrants’ families. Presenters for this webinar were:

  • Carey Casey, CEO, National Center for Fathering

  • Roland Warren, President, National Fatherhood Initiative

  • Ron Tijerina, Executive Director, The RIDGE Project, Inc.

    Click here to go to website.

    The January 31, 2012 “A Look at Faith & Community-Based Approaches to Offender Reentry” is described by the CFBNP as “…intended to increase participant knowledge of faith-based approaches to reentry with an emphasis on how to become directly involved in and partner with community-based, social service, and government agencies to build a collaborative and sustainable reentry effort. Faith-based organizations learned specific ways to support current reentry efforts using existing assets and resources, learn about the specific needs of formerly incarcerated persons and their families and how to address those needs, and learned about the impact that reentry and those returning from incarceration have on their specific communities. Best practice approaches to providing mentoring services and building networks of support for formerly incarcerated persons and their families were highlighted.”

    Presenters were:

  • Le’Ann Duran, National Reentry Resource Center

  • Harold Dean Trulear

  • Joseph Williams

    Click here to go to website.