Services Focused on Justice-involved Young Parents
The goal of this program is to improve outcomes for young fathers and mothers using evidence-based practices to reduce recidivism and support responsible parenting that leads to healthy child development, resiliency, and improved interactions among young fathers and mothers, their children, and family and community members. Transitional services should include a broad range of activities, such as case management, that target recidivism to promote responsible parenthood. These activities may be accomplished through a variety of approaches, such as program enhancement, improved data collection processes, and/or new staff training. As part of the transitional services, applicants should focus on strengthening and/or expanding mentoring services to improve parenting and develop life skills for young fathers or mothers. OJJDP FY 2016 Second Chance Act Strengthening Relationships between Young Fathers, Young Mothers, and Their Children. Up to 8 awards of as much as $350,000 over 3 years.