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Links: Children of Incarcerated Parents
General Data and Resources
Aleph Institute
Provides resources for Jewish prisoners and their families. 
Federal Resource Center for Children of Prisoners
Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
Provides information and resources for organizations and individuals that work with or study families separated by incarceration. 
Children of Incarcerated Parents: Cumulative risk and children’s living arrangements
Study on the relationship of risk factors and living arrangements for children of incarcerated parents (collaborative effort by professors from University of Michigan and Columbia University School of Social Work). 
Children’s Defense Fund
Citizens for the Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE)

A national organization focused on reducing crime through reform of the criminal justice system. Provides information on programs and resources for children and families. 
Family and Corrections Network (FCN)
Includes: Reading Room (provides several articles on children of incarcerated parents), Children of Prisoners Library (to be posted spring 2003), and Incarcerated Fathers Library. 
Keeping Incarcerated Mothers and Their Daughters Together: Girl Scouts Beyond Bars
National Institute of Justice Program Focus
U.S. Department of Justice
An institution-based program for incarcerated mothers and daughters developed through a partnership between state corrections departments and Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. 

Punishment of innocents: children of parents behind bars
Monitor on Psychology
American Psychological Association interdisciplinary taskforce in process of addressing issues of children of inmates; describes programs already available in California, New Hampshire, and Oregon. 
State Data and Programs
Alabama Aid to Inmate Mothers (AIM)
Provides services to women and their children in two Alabama correctional facilities. 
Alaska Children of Incarcerated Parents
Alaska Justice Forum
Report (2002) on children of incarcerated parents. No known data for inmates in Alaska. 

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. 
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.
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 Inmate Families Association
Provides support, education, and advocacy for families of inmates in Texas. 
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.
International Data & Programs
Canada Canadian Families and Corrections Network
Provides updated information on resources, policies, and programs related to incarcerated parents and their children in Canada. 

Programs for Families of Offenders: Private Family Visiting Room
Correctional Service of Canada
Facilitates unique private family visiting program in which inmates and their families are allowed to spend up to 72 hours together.