Effective Partnerships for Family-Focused Reentry Services
This webinar focused on the importance of partnerships in delivering holistic services to fathers and families impacted by incarceration. Community-based organizations serving individuals and families affected by incarceration frequently partner with governmental and nongovernmental organizations to provide comprehensive services to individuals. These partnerships are critical to engaging in family-focused reentry programming and helping individuals avoid recidivism and reach self-sufficiency and reunification with their families.
Given the importance of partnerships for serving the reentry population, the Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) Office of Family Assistance in the Department of Health and Human Services funded Community-Centered Responsible Fatherhood Ex-Prisoner Reentry Pilot Projects (Fatherhood Reentry) to partner with community-based organizations, justice and governmental agencies, businesses, academic institutions, and other service and treatment providers. These partnerships were intended to effectively offer supportive services to fathers and their families in correctional institutions and the community. With funding from ACF’s Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, the Urban Institute (Urban) documented the key characteristics and evolution of the robust partnerships in the Fatherhood Reentry projects. Drawing on the findings from Urban’s evaluation of the Fatherhood Reentry projects and Urban’s larger portfolio of reentry research, this webinar included presentations on....
the importance of partnerships;
types of partnerships and their opportunities and challenges; and
strategies for building, maintaining, and sustaining partnerships.
Lindsey Cramer, research associate, Urban Institute
Charisse Johnson, branch chief, Office of Family Assistance, Administration for Children and Families
Jocelyn Fontaine, senior research associate, Urban Institute
Janeen Buck Willison, senior fellow, Urban Institute