Services and programs for families of inmates
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.
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.
National Human Services Assembly
Resources for supporting families with incarcerated parents
The National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated
A website with extensive resources for families of the incarcerated including a directory of local resources
Prisoners’ Wives, Girlfriends, and Partners
Provides support for women with incarcerated partners
Prisoners and Families: Parenting Issues During Incarceration
Information and book references
Boys and Girls Club of America
Assistance to parents and caregivers of children with incarcerated parents
Sesame Street: Incarceration
Free incarceration app, PDFs, and other resources for children and caregivers of children with incarcerated parents.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Child welfare, juvenile justice
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.
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.
Families of incarcerated people support group
Volunteers of America
Strengthening Families affected by incarceration
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Supports children and families of incarcerated people
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.
Provides transportation and visitation support to families of those incarcerated in Pennsylvania State Correctional Institutions.