Young Fathers in Jail: Associations Between Father Experiences, Father-Child Relationships and Community Stability
| Author: Luyi Jian, Carrie Pettus-Davis
This study describes the characteristics of a sample of 103 jailed fathers aged 18 to 25 and explores associations between father experiences, father–child relationships, behavioral health factors, and return to incarceration. Results show jailed young fathers have several risk factors as well as strengths. Their father–child relationship is positively associated with training on fathering skills, employment experiences, and self-efficacy, and negatively associated with incarceration history.