Guest: Rashod Coleman
Bio: Rashod Coleman is an African-American Police Officer in Philadelphia who grew up with a father in the home. Despite this disadvantage, Rashod has gone on to be a loving and involved father, an author, criminal justice advocate and to have a successful Law Enforcement career. Some of his achievements are receiving a heroism award from the city of Philadelphia and several recognitions for confiscating illegal firearms and drugs off the streets of Philadelphia. Listen as he talks too about growing up without a father, the circumstances of his father’s imprisonment, and experience as a criminal justice advocate.
In the news every day we hear about young people killing one another and or just going to jail for some criminal activity. Without a doubt one of main reasons is because of no father in the home. Fatherless homes has other bad resulting consequences too and that is; more likely to be poor, become involved in drug and alcohol abuse, drop out of school, suffer from health and emotional problems, and teen pregnancy.
Subject: Reducing the Risk in Fatherless Homes
- The reason why his father went to jail.
- Now out how his father faced more injustice.
- Pardon and Sentence Commutation
- Innocence Project
- Reviewing Police Reports
- The lasting effects of fatherless home
- Resulting family insecurities
- Structured programs and mentors are necessary, i.e. Sport programs/After School Programs/Mentors/Church
- Family sharing their experiences with each other.
- Police reward system should be reviewed.
- Families of those who are incarcerated should become aware of criminal justice programs, i.e., Innocence Project/Pardon/Sentence Commutation
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