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The Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families is funding this demonstration pilot project that is designed to integrate; healthy marriage, responsible parenting and economic stability activities for formerly incarcerated parents and their families. This project includes a broad array of community centered support services and case management strategies designed to improve and strengthen the quality and stability of father, couple and family relationships.
The Fatherhood Reentry Pilot Project is being designed to create a national model for motivated fathers returning to their families after serving time in jail or prison. As they have demonstrated the motivation and drive to change their lives, the project will give them the opportunity to find employment or follow their dreams and create their own small business.
Because employment and housing are key factors associated with successful transition, PB&J Family Services has engaged multiple partners within the community to address this objective and work to connect formerly incarcerated parents, with employment and transitional, temporary or permanent housing. This community-centered approach will leverage other resources and supportive services in order to address barriers to their success. Some of those community partners are: PB&J Family Services, The South Valley Economic Development Center, The Rio Grande Community Development Corporation, Dismas House, The Hispano Chamber of Commerce, Counseling World, The State of New Mexico Child Support Enforcement Division, New Mexico Probation and Parole, New Mexico Workforce Solutions, Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center, Bernalillo County Housing Department and Central New Mexico College.
The Fatherhood Reentry Pilot Project is looking for professional tradesmen to train formerly incarcerated fathers. Some of the trades that we are looking for are; carpentry, wood working and cabinetry, auto body repair, welding and metal working, auto detailing, upholstery, small engine repair, food service, landscaping and agriculture.
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