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Phoenix FACT Program Holds Commencement Ceremony

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October 28, 2019 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

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PHX - 2019 Oct 19 - FACT.PNGOn Oct. 19, the Father and Children Together (FACT) Program at SCI Phoenix held the annual commencement ceremony and certificate presentations for program participants. Community partners for this program were in attendance and included: Barry Johnson, Uplift Solutions; Phillip Hammond, Family and Community Engagement (FACE); and Dominque Young, Crayola Company.

There are currently 82,000 children in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who have a parent incarcerated in a criminal justice system. During the FACT experience, children spend time with their fathers and grandfathers to engage in activities and workshops that assist the children in addressing issues that they encounter on a daily basis, to include the challenges presented by having an incarcerated father or grandfather. The program also provides the participants skills that are utilized to strengthen family relationships that may have become strained due to the incarceration.

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