Links: Children of Incarcerated Parents
|State Data and Programs|
|Alabama Aid to Inmate Mothers (AIM) |
Provides services to women and their children in two Alabama correctional facilities.
Save Kids of Incarcerated Parents (S.K.I.P.)
A nonprofit corporation in Alabama provides a network of services for children of incarcerated parents.
Alaska Children of Incarcerated Parents
Alaska Justice Forum
Report (2002) on children of incarcerated parents. No known data for inmates in Alaska.
Arkansas Mothers in Prison Children in Crisis
Arkansas Education Television Network
A documentary that explores the issues of children and their incarcerated mothers.
Provides enhanced visitation services to families of inmates throughout California.
Children of Incarcerated Parents
California Research Bureau
Report (2000) on children of incarcerated parents in California.
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC)
California based program advocates for the civil rights and empowerment of incarcerated parents, children, family members and people at risk for incarceration. Provides information and resources.
Chicago Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers (CLAIM)
Provides legal and educational services to incarcerated mothers and their families.
Michigan Kids Need MOMS
Provides services to children of incarcerated mothers in Florence Crane Women’s Correctional Facility.
What About Me? Children with Incarcerated Parents
Michigan Family Impact Seminars Briefing Report Number 2002-1
Report examines the effects of parental incarceration on children, their special needs, and programs and policy options that can begin to address these issues.
Missouri The Living Interactive Family Education
University of Missouri Outreach and Extension, Outreach Development Fund and the Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Initiative
Provides enhanced visitation opportunities for children and their incarcerated parents.
New Hampshire The Family Connections Center
New Hampshire Department of Corrections
Provides description of programs available to children and incarcerated parents at the Lakes Region Facility, a co-ed prison.
New York The Children’s Centre: Bedford Hills Correctional Facility
The original provider of comprehensive programs for incarcerated mothers and children; includes nursery program where mothers who have their children in prison are allowed to keep them in prison for up to one year.
Women in Prison Project: The effects of imprisonment of families fact sheet
Correctional Association of New York
Provides data on children and the effects of incarceration on families in New York and nationwide.
The Women’s Prison Association: Supporting Women Offenders and their Families
National Institute of Justice Program Focus
U.S. Department of Justice
Provides an in depth look at the Women’s Prison Association, a nonprofit corporation in New York that offers institution and community based services to women offenders.
Youth and Family Services: Family Works, Family Resource Center, Family Ties
The Osbourne Association
Provides a broad array of services to incarcerated mothers and fathers and their children throughout New York.
Oregon Children of Incarcerated Parents Project
Oregon Department of Corrections
Present abstract of 2000 survey results; describes programs currently available for children of incarcerated parents in Oregon prisons.
Texas Parents and Children Together, Inc. (P.A.C.T.)
A non-profit organization in Texas that provide services to preserve and strengthen families of incarcerated persons.
The Lean on Us Foundation, Inc.
Provides community based resources for children of incarcerated parents in Houston.
Texas Inmate Families Association
Provides support, education, and advocacy for families of inmates in Texas.
Virginia Children of Incarcerated Parents
Final Report of the Virginia Commission on Youth
Report (2002) on children of incarcerated parents in Virginia.
Washington D.C. The D.C. Family Literacy Project
Georgetown University Law Center
Program helps incarcerated parents to foster their children’s literacy through development of their own literacy and parenting skills.