Over the next three years, $4.8 million will be planted into local fatherhood-related programs with the hopes that support for fathers translates into kids staying out of jail.

The Tennessean reports that grant money from Uncle Sam will fund “job training, plus workshops on building relationships, managing anger and going back to school”. Participants will be found through charities and other government agency programs. The Federal grant was just a small chunk of the $119 million that was recently portioned out by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children & Families.

Metro Health in Nashville is currently recruiting participants and will start programs in January.

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