Inside The Osborne Association’s Prepare Program

In 2016 the Osborne Association began a new reentry program called Prepare for fathers and father figures returning from prison. Prepare focused on parenting skills and job readiness to increase economic and family stability and reduce the likelihood of reoffending. By helping men become better fathers and co-parents, Osborne hoped to help program participants re-integrate into society successfully and permanently. Prepare targeted father and father figures who had been released from prison within the previous six months. After successful completion of four weeks of group programming, Prepare provided one year of job placement and support services. JohnJayREC’s evaluation of Prepare included interviews with program staff and participants, focus groups with participants, observations of workshops, analysis of programmatic and survey data, and a review of the background literature and program