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The Rise of the Private Prison Industry

The Rise of the Private Prison Industry By Michael Brickner, Shakyra Diaz   The rise of private prisons cannot be discussed without first recognizing that it was fueled by the explosion of “tough on crime” policies such as the failed War on Drugs that have left the United States with the largest prison population in…

Are Moms Less Likely Than Dads to Pay Child Support?

Are Moms Less Likely Than Dads to Pay Child Support? By Mona Chalabi   Dear Mona, I heard a piece of news that sounded strange: The proportion of deadbeat moms (women who do not fulfill their child support obligations) is higher than for deadbeat dads. Is this true? Jack, 32, San Francisco Dear Jack, When…

Mentor Coordinator I Posting

Title Mentor Coordinator I Department Re-entry Location FM Phoenix office (32nd St & Broadway) Position Summary The purpose of this position is to serve as an advisor and mentor to men at pre- and post-release stages. Duties and Responsibilities: Recruit, screen and train volunteer mentors within the community to mentor men during pre and post…

Parental incarceration puts children in their own prison

Parental incarceration puts children in their own prison Robert T Muller Ph.D. The wildly popular television drama Breaking Bad followed the evolution of a high school chemistry teacher and father turned drug kingpin.  The series came to an explosive end in the Fall of 2013; shows like this often end when the protagonist-criminal’s story ends. But from…

Pre-Release Case Manager Posting

Title Pre-Release Case Manager Department Re-entry Location FM Phoenix office (32nd St & Broadway) Position Summary The purpose of this position is to motivate and support participants in their efforts to transition from incarceration into the community. This position provides highly complex case management work and involved regular reviewing and tracking case management activities. The…

Pre-Release Case Manager Posting

Title Pre-Release Case Manager Department Re-entry Location FM Phoenix office (32nd St & Broadway) Position Summary The purpose of this position is to motivate and support participants in their efforts to transition from incarceration into the community. This position provides highly complex case management work and involved regular reviewing and tracking case management activities. The…

Trainer Position Posting

Title Trainer Department Re-entry Location FM Phoenix office (32nd St & Broadway) Position Summary The purpose of this position is to motivate and support participants in the FM re-entry program by delivering formal training sessions in group settings that will address: gaining and sustaining employment, understanding and practicing positive parenting, fundamentals of financial education and…

The decline of fatherhood and the male identity crisis

The decline of fatherhood and the male identity crisis By Ray Williams America is rapidly becoming a fatherless society, or perhaps more accurately, an absentee father society. The importance and influence of fathers in families has been in significant decline since the Industrial Revolution and is now reaching critical proportions. As Alexander Mitscherlich argues in Society…

Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School

Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School   Growing up in a hungry household in the first couple of years of life can hurt how well a child performs in school years later, according to a new study. An estimated 13.1 million children live in homes with insufficient food, according…

Challenges of prisoner re-entry

Challenges of prisoner re-entry Bruce’s story is compelling, and all too familiar. He is one of roughly 4.8 million offenders currently under some form of community supervision in the United States, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). Rising incarceration rates over the last few decades mean that more people are being locked up and…