Fathers Matter: How Probation Officers Help Fathers Define Their Roles in the Lives of Their Children

SESSION INFO

Monday, August 19, 2019
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Session Type: Workshop

President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative inspired the San Francisco Adult Probation Department to develop programs and services aimed at improving outcomes of young men starting at the family system. Our Fathers Matter program represents a step toward ending inter-generational criminality. This workshop will provide an overview of how this 14-week program and curriculum were developed. The clients in the program will journey through various topics facilitated by probation officers. Many participants have very compelling stories about their own personal struggles being fatherless and/or dealing with separation from their children. They both share their personal experiences and learn how to navigate the most challenging situations in constructive ways. The workshop will focus on program topics that include Family History, What It Means to Be a Man, Working with Mom, and Co-Parenting. The presenters will demonstrate how clients are taught goal-setting, effective communication, and positive relationship skills. You are urged to come learn about the positive steps we have made through this endeavor!

SESSION PRESENTERS

Ramona Massey
Deputy Probation Officer, City and County of San Francisco Adult Probation


Ramona has been a Deputy Probation Officer since 2011 and is a facilitator of Fathers Matter and has extensive experience facilitating numerous programs including Resolve to Stop the Violence.


Cristel Tullock
Division Director, City and County of San Francisco Adult Probation


Cristel Tullock, has a Master's degree in Social Work and a B.A. in Criminology and Corrections. Cristel has been a probation officer for 17 years and is currently the Director of the Intensive Supervision Division and Special Projects. Cristel has expertise in sex offender management and program development.


Victor Williams
Deputy Probation Officer/Lead Facilitator, City and County of San Francisco Adult Probation


Victor Williams, has a Master’s in Leadership and a B.A.in Business Administration. Victor has been a Deputy Probation Officer since 2013, is the lead facilitator of the Fathers Matter Program and is a Weaponless Defense Instructor. Ramona Massey has a B.S. in Sociology. Ramona has been a Deputy Probation Officer since 2011 and is a facilitator of Fathers Matter and has extensive experience facilitating numerous programs including Resolve to Stop the Violence.