Inmate Family Services
215-564-6005, ext. 100
Services include:12 week support group for children of incarcerated parents;parenting classes inside prison; transportation to Pennsylvania state prisons; video visitation to some PA state prisons; advocacy on behalf of Children’s Bill of Rights and other issues regarding the impact of incarceration on people in prison and their families.
Families and Criminal Justice
The Center conducts research, produces and distributes publications, provides technical assistance, trains professionals and offers direct services.The Center’s program of direct services includes educational services, therapeutic services and family reunification services.All services are free to children of criminal offenders and their families.
Washington State Department of Corrections
DOC acknowledges the vital role families play in an inmate’s life and the reentry process. We provide programming that is culturally relevant, gender responsive and informative. It is our intention to identify the challenges faced by the families impacted by incarceration, and to provide support and services relative to family needs. These services include parenting classes, assistance with reunification and referrals to other entities providing social services and support.
Nebraska Department of Corrections Parenting Program
Provides parenting education to inmates, in addition to a nursery, day visits, and over-night visits for children.
Bridges to Hope
Resources for inmates and families of inmates
Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons
FFIP is a support and advocacy group working mainly with the friends and family of inmates outside of prisons.
New Hampshire Department of Corrections Family Connection Center
The FCC provides parenting education, parenting support groups, recording books on CD’s, life skills seminars and internet video visitation for incarcerated mothers and fathers in the NH State Prison system. Currently, FCC provides employment classes, relationship classes for couples and family reentry planning for incarcerarted fathers and their families. FCC has partnered with community agencies to create a support group for the partners of inmates and their children
New Jersey Department of Corrections Resource Guide
Resources for families of incarcerated people
State of NJ Department of Corrections
Inmate and family resources
Parent Reentry Programming
PB&J Family Services has a 25 year history creating trusting relationships with incarcerated parents and their families. Services are provided to parents within correctional facilities, to children and caretakers within the community, and post-release support through home visiting, therapeutic bonding-attachment programs, weekly support groups, and a workforce development center.
The Osborne Association
Parents, families, and prisoners assistance in New York State
FREE!: Families Rally for Emancipation and Empowerment is a women-led, grassroots collective of people with incarcerated loved ones, mobilizing ourselves to develop and empower one another, impact public policy and fight for social justice.
Prison Families of New York
They “teach prison” to families; train those who work with children and families of prisoners; work on New York State policy development and advocacy; hold support groups; have a interactive website.
Kairos Outside of North Carolina
Kairos Outside is designed to support the wives, mothers and female relatives of men and women who are incarcerated.
NC Department of Correction, Division of Prisons - Offender Family Services
Liaison for families of offenders with the NC Department of Corrections. Provides psychosocial support, crisis intervention, information and referral, transition services, and information and education of the criminal justice system.
North Dakota Department of Health
Resource guide of organizations listed in a directory to offer a variety of services; please contact them for more information related to the services offered. There are many organizations, state agencies, businesses and other entities that offer services to children, women and families.
Resources for families with parents in prison
Pathfinders of Oregon
Support for families with an incarcerated member, resources