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National Human Services Assembly

Resources for supporting families with incarcerated parents

Parenting Inside Out


The Parenting Inside Out program is an evidence-based parenting skills training program developed for criminal justice involved parents. The prison parenting program is appropriate for both incarcerated mothers and incarcerated fathers who are parenting from prison. The community version is appropriate for parents on parole or probation.

Center for Children of Incarcerated Parents (CCIP)

Our mission is the prevention of intergenerational crime and incarceration. Our goals are the production of high quality documentation on and the development of model services for children of criminal offenders and their families.

Inmate Aid


Services and programs for families of inmates

Daily Strength

Families of incarcerated people support group

Child Welfare Information Gateway


Supports children and families of incarcerated people

Volunteers of America

(703) 341-5000

Strengthening Families affected by incarceration

The National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated

(856) 225-2718

A website with extensive resources for families of the incarcerated including a directory of local resources

Child Welfare League of America


CWLA leads and engages its network of public and private agencies and partners to advance policies, best practices and collaborative strategies that result in better outcomes for children, youth and families that are vulnerable.

CSG Justice Center

An interagency group that includes the Departments of Justice, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Education and Agriculture and the Social Security Administration has partnered with stakeholders both inside and outside of government to identify opportunities to support children with incarcerated parents and their caregivers.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation


Child welfare, juvenile justice

Beyond Babymamas


Sesame Street: Incarceration

Free incarceration app, PDFs, and other resources for children and caregivers of children with incarcerated parents.

Boys and Girls Club of America

Assistance to parents and caregivers of children with incarcerated parents

Prisoners and Families: Parenting Issues During Incarceration

Information and book references

Prisoners’ Wives, Girlfriends, and Partners

Provides support for women with incarcerated partners

Children’s Literacy Foundation


Waterbury Center, Vt: The Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) is awarding two year-long grants promoting family literacy to the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility in South Burlington, Vt. and the New Hampshire State Prison for Men in Concord, NH. The grant helps incarcerated parents and their children connect through reading.

Families Outside


Provides transportation and visitation support to families of those incarcerated in Pennsylvania State Correctional Institutions.

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