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Thomas et al: “When She Says Daddy”: Black Fathers’ Recidivism following Reentry from Jail

In this new article by Assistant Professor Alvin Thomas, and co-authored with Jennifer Wirth (MS 2020) and Professor Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, the team reports on the results of a study highlighting the resilience of Black fathers and their families, despite the risks associated with incarceration, including the importance of family support during incarceration, children as motivation for not reoffending, and how the justice system weighs the bidirectional influences of fathers and families. The article is published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.