Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota

Goals & Objectives

Fatherhood & Families: Goals

  • Promote healthy relationships and positive communication skills.
  • Encourage responsible fatherhood with parenting education, support and fun family activities.
  • Help connect families and communities as dads transition back home.
  • Decrease recidivism rates in South Dakota.

Fatherhood & Families: Objectives

  • LSS works with the South Dakota Department of Corrections to identify specific targeted needs for each dad being released.
  • LSS uses evidence-based education programs to improve understanding of relationships and parenting.
  • LSS provides group and individualized follow-up case management services in the home or community to enhance relationships during the critical period after release and to support transitional needs.