overview: corrections Programming
As the nation’s leading and most experienced provider of evidence-based and evidence-informed resources and programming designed specifically for incarcerated fathers, National Fatherhood Initiative® partners with corrections systems, facilities, and organizations to integrate fatherhood programming into rehabilitation and reentry efforts. Our affordable, cost-effective resources and programs address criminogenic needs and support cognitive-behavioral interventions.
Our evidence based Corrections Programming addresses the unique challenges that incarcerated fathers face and prepares them for successful reentry. With our life-changing, research and evidence based reentry program InsideOut Dad™ and a variety of other resources such as the InsideOut Dad Guide to Family Ties™, this programming breaks the intergenerational cycle of incarceration and helps you lower recidivism rates.
View the Rutger's Study here, and more InsideOut Dad™ evidence based research here on our Program Research & Evaluation page.
Evaluated and tested, independent research shows that InsideOut Dad™ Curriculum:
- Improves inmates' knowledge and attitudes
- Increases family contact
InsideOut Dad™ can also be implemented in a jail or short-term stay facility! Download our FREE InsideOut Dad™ Guide for Jails:
Corrections Programming includes:
Father absence is preventable: Here’s how.
Little Xavier Gaines lost both his parents before his first birthday. When he was just two weeks old, his dad was put in jail, and a few months later, his mom was killed in a random shooting.
Unfortunately, children like Xavier often make the same choices their parents did—especially those whose dads were absent. Thus the vicious family cycle of incarceration self-perpetuates, unless something, or someone, intervenes.
Watch “Xavier’s Story” below to find out how change came for Xavier through NFI’s InsideOut Dad™* program, and how you can prevent father absence.
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Studies show that inmates who are connected to their families upon release are more likely to successfully reenter society and stay out of prison. And, children with incarcerated fathers are more likely to commit crimes and repeat the cycle of incarceration.
- Most violent criminals are overwhelmingly males who grew up without fathers.
- Ten million children have parents who have been imprisoned at some time in their lives.
- Prisoners who maintain family ties have significantly greater success upon moving onto parole.
- Fifty-seven percent of fathers in state prison reported never having a personal visit with their children since their incarceration.
Help change lives and make America's communities safer with evidence based InsideOut Dad™. Get started with Corrections Programming today.
All statistics are taken from Father Facts™ 5.
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The Connections Project
"InsideOut Dad didn't just make me a better father; it also made me a better man. One of the biggest benefits I received from the program is that I don't have to wait until I get out to be a father. I can be an active part of my daughters' lives from behind these walls and fences."
"This program made me look at my past and where it landed me. In order for this lifestyle to end, I need to be the one to break the cycle."
"InsideOut Dad made me evaluate my parenting decisions. I loved my children, but my ways were selfish. The class showed me a better way to love my kids." -Joshua