Over 24 million children are growing up in homes without their biological father. One reason for this is the incarceration of the father. The Connections Project was founded to help incarcerated fathers have a successful reentry as rehabilitated members of society, and as fathers.
Founded by the National Fatherhood Initiative the Connections Project is an initiative that focuses on the power of engaged fathers for successful reentry. Through webinars, training, and resources, The Connections Project aims to educate and equip facilitators with best practices that will reduce recidivism by helping to reconnect inmates with their families.
This project was created with a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance. National Fatherhood Initiative is dedicated to improving the well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers. We offer a variety of tools and resources for supporting fathers in many diverse settings.
Why do they focus specifically on fathers?
Children who live absent their biological fathers are, on average, at least two to three times more likely to be poor, to use drugs, to experience educational, health, emotional and behavioral problems, to be victims of child abuse, and to engage in criminal behavior than their peers who live with their married, biological (or adoptive) parents. For more detailed data on the consequences of father absence, click here.
Learn more about the connections project here.
Orlando Lawyer Jeffrey Feulner and the Men’s Divorce Law Firm aggressively represents husbands and fathers because we realize the importance of a father’s role in a child’s life. If you are a father in need of family law assistance contact us today.