Family Ties is a candid conversation with 6 fathers incarcerated in the Allegheny County Jail as they reflect on their love for their children and how their behaviors have impacted their most cherished relationships. Family Ties also permits a glimpse of a father home with his mother and five year old son after six months in Jail. His successful return home is filled with hopes, dreams, and anxieties for everyone.
The Warden of the Allegheny County Jail, drawing on his 28 years in corrections, also describes the negative consequences for public safety if family relationships are not strengthened when people are in Jail and after they are released.
The Foundation envisions this DVD as a tool for training and discussion to increase awareness and sensitivity to the impact of incarceration on parents, their children and families.
Reviewers have described Family Ties as “a strong case for linking parents in jail to their children, not only for the children’s development but for reducing recidivism” and a “must see for anyone interested in helping children of the incarcerated.”
This video is the culmination of five months of discussion between the fathers and a design team from the Pittsburgh Child Guidance Foundation. Produced by the award winning team of Argentine Productions.
A copy of the DVD may be obtained by contacting us.