Bringing Partners into the Picture: Family-Strenghtening Programming for Incarcerated Fathers. "He will always be my kids' father"


Many women did not perceive relationship-strengthening programming as highly relevant or compelling in and of itself. Female partners cited concern for their children as a primary reason for participating in services.

Given partners' demanding lives and the complex nature of their relationships with the incarcerated men and the correctional system at large, flexibility, tangible incentives, and interpersonal sensitivity were instrumental in effectively including partners in programming.

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