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Calls For New Programme For Imprisoned Fathers To Be Rolled Out Nationwide

It's hoped a new programme for fathers in prison will decrease their chances of re-offending. A pilo...
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Calls For New Programme For Im...

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Calls For New Programme For Imprisoned Fathers To Be Rolled Out Nationwide

TodayFM
TodayFM

12:45 PM - 13 Feb 2017



It's hoped a new programme for fathers in prison will decrease their chances of re-offending.

A pilot scheme at Limerick Prison has worked with 28 children whose father was in jail over an 18-month period.

New research shows that men in prison are six times less likely to re-offend if they maintain a good relationship with their children.

Participants reported improved relationships within families, better communication and conflict resolution skills.

Kim Buckley has this report:



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