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“If we care about our children, if we care about the vibrancy of our communities, we have no choice but to have the conversation” about absent fatherhood, said Chris Sprowls, who served as a prosecutor in Florida before going on to become speaker of the state house in 2020. In his work on cases involving gangs and homicide, he found — over and over again — that the vast majority of the young men he prosecuted had grown up without a father in the home. Read More
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