Bringing Partners into the Picture: Family-Strenghtening Programming for Incarcerated Fathers. Challenge 3 - In-Prison Programming: Going to Prison Isn't My Idea of a Good Time


In addition to the challenges associated with getting partners enrolled in the MFS-IP programs and resolving logistical barriers to retention, there were additional issues that surfaced once grantees began delivering programming to enrolled partners.

As mentioned previously, most of the MFS-IP grantees offered couples-based programming inside the correctional facilities. Staff noted several difficulties associated with effectively delivering corrections-based services, including previous negative experiences and correctional facility policies.

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