University of Missouri Outreach and Extension offered a court mandatory parenting program, Focus on Kids, in cooperation with two judicial circuits. The program reached 1,500 divorcing parents in two judicial circuits in 28 months. Overwhelmed parents felt that the program helped them be aware of their children's reactions to divorce and feelings, stress reduction, and time-sharing. Ninety-three percent of the participants felt the program was worthwhile. Suggestions on how Extension can implement a similar program and work with the court system are discussed.
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Chen, N. (2002). Impacts of a Court Mandatory Parenting Program. The Journal of Extension, 40(3), Article 18. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol40/iss3/18