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Responsible Government: Investing in the Well-Being of Black Fathers, Families and Communities

October 1, 2009

Beginning with a summary of the history of public policy contributions to poverty and racial inequity in America, the report describes how this context impacts black fathers, and how their circumstances and choices in turn affect black children. It concludes with an overview of the Julia Carson Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Families Act of 2009 (which subsequently died and was re-introduced in 2011 and 2013).

Civic Engagement and Advocacy; Fatherhood; Neighborhoods and Communities; Poverty

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