Joseph Jones knows firsthand what it feels like as a kid to not have a father around. So he’s been helping other men be good parents for decades now.

MARCH 23, 2017 Amid documents and reports in Joseph Jones’s West Baltimore office are photos taken of him at events and with dignitaries, President Barack Obama among them.

But Mr. Jones is perhaps proudest of another article he keeps not far from his desk – the framed graduation certificate dated Jan. 24, 1988, commemorating his completion of a drug treatment program.

via Responsible fatherhood: He’s been a key voice in the national conversation –

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Fathers Incorporated (FI) is a national, non-profit organization working to build stronger families and communities through the promotion of Responsible Fatherhood. Established in 2004, FI has a unique seat at the national table, working with leaders in the White House, Congress, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Family Law, and the Responsible Fatherhood Movement. FI works collaboratively with organizations around the country to identify and advocate for social and legislative changes that lead to healthy father involvement with children, regardless of the father’s marital or economic status, or geographic location. From employment and incarceration issues, to child support and domestic violence, FI addresses long-standing problems to achieve long-term results for children, their families, the communities, and nation in which they live.

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