Impact of Couples-Based Family Strengthening Services for Incarcerated and Reentering Fathers and Their Partners.

This brief summarizes findings on the impact of couples-based family strengthening services in four prison-based programs from the Multi-Site Family Study on Incarceration, Parenting and Partnering (MFS-IP). On the four grantee programs had sustained positive effects on multiple partnership and parenting relationship outcomes for a low-income, justice-involved population. However, the weak and non-significant findings in three of the four grantee sites suggests that more robust and comprehensive interventions may be necessary to address the complex needs of low-income, justice-involved families.

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