Pearce, C., Bain, J., Brown, M., Crawford-Smith, J., Forsyth, H., Phillipps, D., Powell-Grubb, B., & Robertson, L.
This project evaluates the Storybook Dads programme. This programme seeks to raise the literacy and personal skills of male prisoners through providing opportunities to engage in meaningful parenting tasks for their children whilst in prison. Part of this programme involves a prisoner reading a book to their child and writing a card and workbook to be sent to their child, as well as participating in activities to enhance their parenting skills. The principal objective of this project is to measure improvements in the literacy skills of participants, and investigate how this programme might enhance their family or whānau relationships whilst in prison.