Reducing the Impact of Incarceration on Children and Families through Education and Coaching (Frederick County FY18 and beyond - Annual)

Better Off: % of incarcerated parents reporting increased knowledge at the end of the Parenting from Afar course - (Annual)

89%FY 2020

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Story Behind the Curve


  • In the Parenting from Afar course, some participants are released at different intervals depending on their sentence.   The survey is currently administered one time at the 6th session of the course, resulting in a lower proportion of responses based on whoever is in attendance at that class.


  • Program is in first year - this component of program just got underway (mid-year)
  • Staff needed hiring and training
  • Trending in right direction

•    MHA
•    COIPP
•    Adult Detention Center
•    YMCA Head Start
•    Department of Social Services
•    Child Advocacy Center
•    National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated

What Works

•    Marketing and Outreach
•    Staff engagement and training
•    Listening to participant feedback to adjust program

Data Discussion

Calculated percentage measure of count of surveyed incarcerated parents with increased knowledge post session.  Percentage is heading in right direction and trending well.

Scorecard Result Program Indicator Performance Measure Action Actual Value Target Value Tag S R I P PM A m/d/yy m/d/yyyy