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Responsible Government: Investing in the Well-Being of Black Fathers, Families and Communities

October 1, 2009

Beginning with a summary of the history of public policy contributions to poverty and racial inequity in America, the report describes how this context impacts black fathers, and how their circumstances and choices in turn affect black children. It concludes with an overview of the Julia Carson Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Families Act of 2009 (which subsequently died and was re-introduced in 2011 and 2013).

Children and Families With Incarcerated Parents: Exploring Development in the Field and Opportunities for Growth

January 1, 2008

Summarizes discussions with experts, practitioners, advocates, policy makers, and funders about meeting the needs of prisoners' children, including through public policy and system reform. Offers principles to guide efforts to support family connections.