Editorial: Parenting skills vital to lessening incarceration’s impact on kids

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By The Kentucky Standard Editorial Board

The New Life Center, a local organization that focuses on healthy families, recently held its first parenting class for male inmates at the request of District Judge John Kelley. For all intents and purposes, the first class was successful with three inmates participating with two male mentors. The new parenting classes are focused on teaching REAL (relevant, expectant, attentive and loving) quality time with their children. After three weekly classes, the participation level has increased to four inmates, according to New Life Center director Marcella Crenshaw.

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