Lab News

September 2021

Dr. Charles  presents at webinar on How to Better Serve Families Involved in the Criminal Justice System.

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June 2020

The Cap Times spotlights work that the lab is doing in the Dane County Jail in their article, “Reaching out to dads in jail: Fathers and children do better when parental identity is supported”

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May 2020

Lab member Allison Hoekstra, MSW  writes 2 page brief on Pathways for Parents after Incarceration

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April 2020

Dr. Charles is announced as co-lead of the Promote Smart Decarceration Grand Challenge

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April 2020

The launch of the Lab for Family Well-being and Justice is officially announced in the Promote Smart Decarceration newsletter

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January 2020

Dr. Charles organizes a symposium at the Society for Social Work and Research annual conference entitled, “Advancing the Goals of Smart Decarceration: Lessons from an Examination of Policies That Affect Individuals with Criminal Justice Involvement”

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November 2019

 Luke Muentner, Ph.D.  presents at the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management conference in a symposium entitled, “Assessing and Building the Evidence Base on Reentry: What's Known, What’s Needed, and What's Next?”

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October 2019

Dr. Charles presents at the Wisconsin Legislative Children’s Caucus at the Wisconsin State Capitol in a presentation entitled, “Supporting incarcerated parents and their children: Use of evidence from Parenting Inside Out to inform research and practice efforts in Wisconsin”

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September 2019

BSW Candidate and lab member Layne Wetherbee wins the Bascom Hill Society Scholarship

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July 2019

The Isthmus reports on incarcerated fathers’ experiences in a jail-based parenting program that the lab oversees in their article “Parental guidance- Dane County hopes to help inmates be better parents”

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May 2019

Dr. Charles presents at the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families Learning Exchange in a presentation entitled, “Factors Associated with Father-Child Relationships during Reentry from Prison”

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July 2018

Wisconsin State Journal article, “Cycles of incarceration hit African Americans, children especially hard” highlights the need for work that the lab is doing in supporting fathers incarcerated at the Dane County Jail

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August 2021

Dr. Charles  attends The National Institute of Corrections in collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance presented "Building Partnerships & Innovative Practices" as part of an ongoing webinar series from the Family Connections Project

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