Ex-Prisoner Reentry Strategies Study, 2011-2017

Project Overview

The Ex-Prisoner Reentry Strategies Study documented the implementation of six Responsible Fatherhood programs initially funded in 2011 under the Responsible Fatherhood grant program. The selected grantees administered their programs to incarcerated, soon-to-be released and recently released fathers both in correctional institutions and in the community. The project team at the Urban Institute documented program activities, the experiences of staff and participants, and lessons useful to others in the field. The study published a report of early implementation findings in 2015 and will publish final products in 2017.

The point of contact is Nicole Constance.

  • Final Implementation Findings from the Responsible Fatherhood Reentry Projects

    Published: April 18, 2017

    The evaluation of the Community-Centered Responsible Fatherhood Ex-Prisoner Reentry Pilot Projects (“Fatherhood Reentry”) documented the implementation of six programs designed to help stabilize fathers and their families, help move fathers toward economic self-sufficiency, and reduce recidivism...

  • Promoting the Economic Stability of Fathers with Histories of Incarceration

    Published: April 18, 2017

    This brief, one of three in a series, describes activities the Community-Centered Responsible Fatherhood Ex-Prisoner Reentry Pilot Project (Fatherhood Reentry) programs used to foster economic stability for participating fathers and their families. The brief presents recommendations, based on an implementation study of the Fatherhood Reentry projects, for practitioners implementing economic stability activities for the reentry population...

  • Supporting Healthy Marriages among Fathers with Histories of Incarceration

    Published: April 18, 2017

    This brief, one of three in a series, focuses on Community-Centered Responsible Fatherhood Ex-Prisoner Reentry Pilot Project (Fatherhood Reentry) programs’ efforts to support healthy marriage among program participants. Fatherhood Reentry programs included several activities to strengthen relationships between fathers and their partners/coparents and to encourage healthy coparenting and family reunification...

  • Encouraging Responsible Parenting among Fathers with Histories of Incarceration

    Published: April 18, 2017

    This brief, one of three in a series, describes the key strategies Community-Centered Responsible Fatherhood Ex-Prisoner Reentry Pilot Project (Fatherhood Reentry) programs used to provide responsible parenting activities to participating fathers and their families. The brief also provides recommendations, based on an implementation study of the Fatherhood Reentry programs, for practitioners implementing responsible parenting activities for the reentry population...

  • Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Individuals: Ongoing Research and Program Evaluation Efforts

    Published: June 17, 2015

    Several programs within the Administration for Children and Families work with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals in an effort to promote economic self-sufficiency and social well-being for them and their families. As a part of that work, we also implement rigorous research and evaluation projects designed to improve our understanding of how best to serve these individuals. This brief highlights and describes these projects...

  • Fatherhood: Ongoing Research and Program Evaluation Efforts

    Published: June 17, 2015

    Many programs within the Administration for Children and Families work with fathers to promote economic self-sufficiency and social well-being for them and their families. As a part of that work, we also implement rigorous research and evaluation projects designed to improve our understanding of how best to serve those fathers. This brief describes research and evaluation projects related to the Responsible Fatherhood grant program and noncustodial parents, and other research related...

  • Early Implementation Findings from Responsible Fatherhood Reentry Projects

    Published: February 5, 2015

    This report from the Urban Institute provides early implementation findings from a study of six grantees that provide soon-to-be and recently-released fathers and their families with an array of activities and services in responsible fatherhood/parenting, healthy marriage/relationships, and economic stability. The goals of the programs are to help stabilize the fathers and their families, move the fathers toward self-sufficiency, and reduce recidivism.  These OFA grantees began program...

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