Transforming Communities Into Family Supportive Environments.

Communities have an important role in making sure their families are successful. Community leaders can help influence critical decisions that make living in tough neighborhoods and difficult living situations easier.
Father Matters Reentry Mentoring Project

Our project works in developing supportive communities committed to the success of the ex-offender and their family with the Community Awareness and Readiness Collective (CARC).

Our CARC is an evidence based, multi-disciplinary group of individuals from the community. We focus on preparing and engaging communities for the return of ex-offenders back into their neighborhoods. We increase communication among judicial, law enforcement and community based providers to prepare ex-offenders for life in the community.

Welcoming, Supportive, Successful

Relationships between individuals and their communities mean fewer individuals returning back to a life of crime.

Father Matters Reentry Mentoring Project
Our project focuses on assisting men, women and their home communities in building thriving relationships and life strategies as they successfully reintegrate back home after terms of incarceration.

Father Matters Reentry Mentoring Project

Our project focuses on assisting men, women and their home communities in building thriving relationships and life strategies as they successfully reintegrate back home after terms of incarceration.

Our Services are for:

  • Men and women, at least 18 years old
  • Pre/ post release status in prison or jail
  • Convicted of a crime as an adult
  • Pregnant or partner pregnant or parenting children under the age of 6 (custodial or non-custodial)
  • Returning to or currently living in the South Central Phoenix, Maryvale and Laveen neighborhoods and Gila River Reservation within Maricopa County

All of our services are free to currently incarcerated or recently released male and female parents. We assist by helping to build stronger, healthier families by providing support, encouragement, beneficial life skills development and personal advocacy and education.

Services Provided:

  • Pre-release transition planning
  • Match individual needs with internal and external educational opportunities
  • Personal and familial asset identification
  • Pre and post release classes and seminars on topics like: building cognitive skills, decision making, parenting techniques and interpersonal communication skills, financial management and sustainability and court and custody
  • Post release individual support through an assigned mentor
  • Employment and education readiness assessments and workshops
  • Referrals to community based, home visitation case management programs to meet specific needs
  • Links into community based services for physical and mental health and substance abuse counseling services

Our Mentoring Program provides the individual support our participants need for successful reentry.

All of our Mentors receive:

  • Orientation
  • Initial and On-going Training on:
  • Criminal justice
  • Corrections and reentry
  • Working with offenders
  • Victims’ rights
  • Community based transitional services
  • Mentoring skills
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Ethical standards
  • Cultural, gender and economic issues
  • Challenges and change
  • Our mentors are carefully screened and matched with participants
  • All mentors will participate in on-going individual and group support using reflective supervision and peer group meetings

JOIN OURCOLLECTIVETODAY!

Are you a professional or civilian member of the law enforcement community?

Do you represent enforcement, judicial or probation systems?

Do you provide mental and behavioral health services? Are you a medical or social service provider?

Educators, employment specialists, government assistance agencies, faith-based leaders, mentors, compassionate citizens and successful ex-offenders join us in helping to keep our communities’ men and women from a life behind bars!