A Father-Daughter Dance Unlike Any Other
Many of the men in Richmond City Jail are fathers who have been forced out of their families' lives to serve time, which can be very disruptive to their children. Enter Angela Patton, the head of the nonprofit organization Camp Diva, which strives to empower young girls. Patton spoke with a girl who lamented that she never got to see her father since he'd been incarcerated. In response, she spoke with Sheriff C. T. Woody Jr. of Richmond City Jail and together they formulated a plan. Patton and Woody decided to organize a father-daughter dance for the prisoners who had left families behind, which was held on June 8th. The event served two purposes: it gave the girls a place where they could be close with their fathers again despite the circumstances, and it also served to help rehabilitate the prisoners. "The best way to make a good citizen," Woody remarks, "is to make good fathers."
Did it work? Watch the video and decide for yourself.
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