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Baton Rouge community leaders hope new workshop will keep fathers in their children's life

(Source: Andrew Nomura/WAFB) (Source: Andrew Nomura/WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Baton Rouge community leaders are stressing the importance of a father's presence in a child's life with a new workshop.

A father and son workshop held at New Sunlight Baptist Church in Baton Rouge was held Saturday. The program is geared toward teaching fathers importance of being in their child's life, and keeping them away from negative influences. James Windom was the guest speaker of Saturday's workshop, he said this workshop is something the community needs.

"We have people who are in jail with 10 kids," said Windom. "That is not the right thing to do. There is a difference between a man and a father, and we want our young men to grow up to be fathers."

According to statistics from the Louisiana Department of Corrections of nearly 40,000 incarcerated people; 94% are men. Windom said that there are a lot of things to work on.

"We need to understand what accountability is. We need to understand what spirituality is. And also understand what responsibility means for the children and for our wives," said Windom.

Organizers said they will have more workshops in the future.

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