Bringing Partners into the Picture: Family-Strenghtening Programming for Incarcerated Fathers. Challenge 2 - Retention: If I Were Interested, How Would This Work?


Although partner motivation is the driving factor in deciding to participate in these programs, the number of logistical barriers facing the partner is also important, particularly for retaining partners in programming over time. Such barriers to retention include time constraints, parenting responsibilities, and lack of transportation. Grantees invested time and resources in understanding each partner and her situation, maintaining communication with partners over a long time period, offering flexibility in timing of participation, and providing material supports and incentives when possible.

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