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8. Special FamilyNet Saturdays

How It Works

rightpointingarrow The FamilyNet weekend is available to inmates whose spouses, or children (Ages 6-12) live in the area of the prison. We recruit students from the inmate population, first from NLB classes, and then from the rest of the unit.
Rightpointingarrow Obviously, this event requires the endorsement and cooperation of prison officials. Adjustments will reflect the attitude/latitude of those in charge.
Rightpointingarrow We mail an information letter and application form to the family members.
Rightpointingarrow The classes meet for ten consecutive Saturdays from 11:00 - 3:00 in the unit chapel. See schedule. We use NLB Courses III ("Parenting Matters"), V ("Christian Marriages Skills"), and/or IX ("FamilyNet") as curriculum.
Rightpointingarrow Following lunch in the prison dining hall, we have a devotional with the family together, and the fathers leading as they will.
Rightpointingarrow Following the last class, the wives are given a sack of groceries each week to take home.
Rightpointingarrow Twice a month, we also sponsor (in the community) class and support groups for the wives.
Rightpointingarrow At the end of the series, we have a special graduation. We cater a meal, invite the inmate's parents and all the children. We award certificates, and Bibles, and give the family a time to offer testimonies of the effectiveness of the program.

 

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