What is Daddy’s Time Out?

Daddy’s Time Out© began as a children’s book, but it has grown into a community dedicated to writing a better ending to 2.7 million children's stories.

This effort was launched by Jeremy Gregg with the help of previously incarcerated people, their family members, and leading voices in the movement to improve the criminal justice system. In 2020, this group led a Kickstarter to publish the book, launch this Web site, and form the foundation of the DTO community.

The book itself was co-created with children's therapists and family counselors who deeply understood the challenges facing these children, and it has been endorsed by both progressives (Equal Justice USA) and conservatives (Charles Koch Institute). To see more of our endorsements and testimonials, click here.

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Buy the Book

We are proud to share our book – which features the beautiful artwork of Christian McGowan – with you and your family!

You can buy the book via Amazon here. For bulk orders. please email us.

Order Printed Copies via Amazon. (Digital Downloads coming soon)

Watch Fathers Reading the Book to Their Children

Daddy's Time Out Grants

If you are a nonprofit, school, faith community, or civic association that serves people who would benefit from this book, please contact us to apply for a grant for free downloads and discounted copies of the book.

And if lack of money will prevent you from purchasing the book for your family, please contact us. We will do our best to work with you to get a copy of the book to your child.

Our Resources

Resources for Children

Resources for Parents.

Resources for Friends and Family.

For a full list of resources, including information for allies and advocates Click Here

Our Nonprofit Partners

Instead of accepting donations for Daddy’s Time Out, we suggest that our supporters consider a gift to one of our charitable partners who work with the families we aim to support. For a full list of organizations that we endorse as good stewards of your gifts, please click here.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Amachi Program

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Prison Fellowship


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Equal Justice



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NOTE: 100% of these donations go directly to our charitable partners. Daddy's Time Out does not receive any commissions… our reward comes from being able to live in a better world because of these organizations!

Our Sponsors

The Daddy’s Time Out community is deeply grateful to the following sponsors whose financial contributions made this project possible. For the full list of backers, click here.

"Legacy Changer"

"Legacy Changer"

Baxter Underwood


Tim Kachuriak

Doug Champion


Florence Hite

Everett New

Clif Squib

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