May 2016Vol. 17, No. 3Comprehensive Services for Incarcerated Fathers and Their Families
The Urban Institute hosted a webinar highlighting the importance of collaboration among community-based, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations, as well as other community stakeholders in supporting fathers and families affected by incarceration. The webinar focuses the Community-Centered Responsible Fatherhood Ex-Prisoner Reentry Pilot Projects (Fatherhood Reentry), funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance. These projects aimed to partner with community-based organizations, justice and governmental agencies, businesses, academic institutions, and other service and treatment providers to help provide these fathers and their families with comprehensive support services. The Urban Institute offers an evaluation of the projects, and the webinar presentation addresses the following topics:
- The importance of partnerships
- Types of partnerships and their opportunities and challenges
- Strategies for building, maintaining, and sustaining partnerships
To view the webinar, "Effective Partnerships for Family-Focused Reentry Services," and access webinar materials, such as agenda, speaker biographies, and speakers' presentations, visit the Urban Institute website at http://www.urban.org/events/effective-partnerships-family-focused-reentry-services.