Issue Briefs on Responsible Fatherhood

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Just Partners, Inc.

November 24, 2010


This collection of seven briefs has one simple focus: sharing information and insights from 15 years of growth in the Responsible Fatherhood field. Each installment in the series, at two quick pages a piece, explains how far we’ve come — and what work we still have to do — to give America’s fathers and families the support they need to succeed. 

Table of Contents

Key Takeaway

Children are better off when their fathers are actively engaged in their lives

Research links responsible fathering to a long list of positive outcomes. For instance: Children with involved fathers have a better chance of growing up in a higher-opportunity neighborhood while avoiding material hardship and homelessness. They are also less likely to participate in risky behaviors or cross paths with the juvenile justice system.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations