Social Solutions Congratulates Friends of Island Academy on Receipt of the Step Up: Breaking Cycles of Father Absence and Incarceration Award

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Social Solutions Global, Inc., the leading provider of performance management software for human services, congratulates client Friends of Island Academy on their receipt of the Step Up: Breaking Cycles of Father Absence and Incarceration grant award as a part of the Second Chance Act Strengthening Relationships Between Young Fathers and Their Children: A Reentry Mentoring Project.

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We congratulate Friends of Island Academy on being awarded the Step Up grant award. Their receipt of this award is a testament to the great work that they are doing and their commitment to achieving positive outcomes for young offenders and fathers.

Social Solutions Global, Inc., the leading provider of performance management software for human services, congratulates client Friends of Island Academy (FoIA) on their receipt of the Step Up: Breaking Cycles of Father Absence and Incarceration grant award as a part of the Second Chance Act Strengthening Relationships Between Young Fathers and Their Children: A Reentry Mentoring Project.

The grant award funds mentoring and comprehensive transitional services, emphasizing developing parenting skills, to offenders who are young fathers to help ensure that the transition young fathers make from secure confinement facilities back to their families and their communities is successful and promotes public safety.

FoIA serves young people with an evidence-based cognitive-behavioral curriculum and connects them to services post-release in order to break intergenerational cycles of incarceration. Their Responsible Fatherhood program provides a strength-based, comprehensive program to promote responsible fatherhood with an emphasis on a father's commitment, support and engagement in the lives of their children.

The Responsible Fatherhood program provides young men services including: individual counseling, anger management services, court advocacy (child support, visitation and custody matters), domestic violence/batterers intervention services, intensive case management, and informative/educational workshops that focus on parenting skills, conflict resolution/mediation, financial literacy, healthy relationships and life skills. The program also provides assistance and referrals for employment, vocational training, housing and educational services as needed.

Step Up will be integrated with Friends' core Youth Advocacy services to provide transitional and post-release neighborhood-based advocacy and case management supports and services. The Step Up award comes in addition to FoIA’s work as the service provider for the United States’ first Social Impact Bond, delivering the Adolescent Behavioral Learning Experience (ABLE) program to reduce recidivism.

Friends of Island Academy utilizes Social Solutions Efforts to Outcomes (ETO®) software to support participant data tracking and reporting for services.

“We congratulate Friends of Island Academy on being awarded the Step Up grant award. Their receipt of this award is a testament to the great work that they are doing and their commitment to achieving positive outcomes for young offenders and fathers,” said Social Solutions CEO Scott Johnson. “We are proud to support Friends of Island Academy in their work to break the cycle of incarceration and transform their participants’ lives for the better.”

Social Solutions Global, Inc., creators of Efforts to Outcomes (ETO®) software, equips over 16,000 programs with web-based data-tracking and outcomes-oriented case management tools to improve results, simplify reporting requirements and improve efficiencies in delivering services across agencies and funding streams. Unlike traditional CRM and Case Management tools, ETO software was designed to help agencies improve outcomes by identifying and scaling effective programs. The ETO platform is flexible enough to be uniquely configured based on service population and evidence-based practices models, without the need for custom development to make changes to the software as your organization continues to evolve. More information: http://www.socialsolutions.com. Follow us on Twitter: @SocialSolutions. Connect with us on LinkedIn.

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