Incarceration and the Family: A Review of Research and Promising Approaches for Serving Fathers and Families. 8. Challenges to Implementing Family Strengthening Programs in Prison and at Reentry


Numerous challenges to program implementation have been identified that apply to both marriage education and parenting programs during incarceration and after reentry. Cooperation between criminal justice and community-based human service agencies, family involvement, participant recruitment and retention, stigma, and cultural competence are some of the obstacles facing family strengthening programs targeting incarcerated men and their partners and children.

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