11 Mar, 2024

Fall River Reporter: Bristol County Sheriff’s Office youth outreach program for at-risk kids gets grant to focus on incarcerated parents and their children

The Bristol County Sheriff’s Office was recently awarded a grant from the federal government of more than $700,000 for a three-year expansion of its True Course youth outreach program to include specific services and education for incarcerated parents, both during incarceration and after being released back into the community.

As part of the grant expansion, [incarcerated parents] will be identified at intake and will meet with the True Course Parent Facilitator to discuss the program and its benefits to them and their children. [Incarcerated parents] participating will take the 12-week evidence-based Parenting Inside Out program. They will also meet weekly with other [incarcerated parents] in the program for a support group.

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