DeSantis Signs Bill Allocating $70 Million to Support Involved Fatherhood in Florida

Posted on AllSides April 12th, 2022
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Florida governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Monday to invest $70 million in programs that support involved fatherhood in the state.

HB 7065, dubbed the “Responsible Fatherhood” bill, aims to encourage fathers to take an active role in their children’s lives and provides grants to community-based membership programming.

It will help fund resources for educational and mentorship programs to assist children, fathers, and families in Florida through the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and the Department of Children and Families (DCF).

The funding will enable DJJ to launch a mentorship program...

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