Incarceration and recidivism negatively affect offenders, their children, families, and communities. Fit 2-B FATHERS, a social and parenting skills program for males in the corrections system, has been found to improve participants attitudes about themselves, their role as fathers, and their understanding of positive parenting practices. This program can help participants become less of a security risk during the remainder of their sentence and have reduced rates of recidivism following their release. When participants positively engage in the lives of their children, their children may be less likely to engage in at-risk behaviors that could lead to imprisonment.
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Maiorano, J. J., & Futris, T. G. (2005). Fit 2-B FATHERS: The Effectiveness of Extension Programming with Incarcerated Fathers. The Journal of Extension, 43(5), Article 9. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol43/iss5/9