Implementing evidence-based programs is important because they have solid research behind them proving their effectiveness. Often times, government agencies and certain foundations or grantors require use of an evidence-based program if it is to be funded.
For corrections and some reentry environments, we recommend NFI’s InsideOut Dad® Program, which is the nation's only evidence-based fatherhood program designed specifically for incarcerated fathers and is listed on the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
InsideOut Dad® is implemented by over 24 state departments of corrections and New York City, and helps reduce recidivism rates by reconnecting incarcerated fathers to their families, providing the motivation to get out and stay out. Popular among both inmates and ex-offenders, InsideOut Dad® has been proven to increase family contact and improve inmate knowledge and attitudes, and brings changes related to the confidence, knowledge, behavior, and attitude of incarcerated fathers. Hundreds of state and federal facilities, pre-release programs, community organizations, and more are using this life-changing program.