Contact Information

NRCCFI at Rutgers–Camden 405-7 Cooper Street
Room 103
Camden, New Jersey 08102
Phone: (856) 225-2718

New & Notable

Welcome to Our New Site!

Welcome to the new National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated at Rutgers University–Camden. The center, which began as the Federal Resource Center on Children of Prisoners in the 1990s, joined forces with the Family and Corrections Network in 2003 creating the oldest and largest organization to focus on justice involved families in the US. ... Read more ...

Director Participates in Regional Initiative in South America to Highlight Needs of Children and Families of the Incarcerated

Ann Adalist-Estrin, director of the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated at Rutgers University–Camden, recently returned from a weeklong trip in South America as part of a regional initiative to highlight the needs of children and families of the incarcerated in Latin America and the Caribbean. Adalist-Estrin was invited by Church World ... Read more ...

The Obama Administration Looks Closely at Children of Incarcerated Parents

In June 2013, the White House held a Champions of Change event honoring 12 individuals who have devoted their careers to helping children of incarcerated parents and their families, including NRCCFI Director Ann Adalist-Estrin. Announced at the event were several other Federal government initiatives focused on providing support to children with parents in prison or jail and their ... Read more ...

Sesame Street Initiative: “Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration”

Nearly 2.7 million children have an incarcerated parent, yet few resources exist to help the youngest of these children. To meet this need, Sesame Street created its “Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration” Initiative, which includes multimedia, bilingual (English/Spanish) materials to help young children (ages 3-8) of incarcerated parents, their families and caregivers, and the range ... Read more ...

New Resource: Video on Caregivers

Part of the Echoes of Incarceration Project, young filmmakers with incarcerated parents set out to understand some of the hidden consequences of our nations approach to imprisonment.  In this first film, the crew journeyed to understand their childhoods being brought up by grandparents, and by extension, the issues caregivers face when raising a child with ... Read more ...

Project SEEK

Researcher will revisit Project S.E.E.K. (Services to Enable and Empower Kids), the country’s only comprehensive program and longitudinal study on children of incarcerated parents. Funded by the Ruth Mott Foundation, a team in Michigan led by Carol F. Burton in partnership with the Michigan Public health Institute will conduct a small exploratory study that will include interviews.

Justice Strategies: New Children of Incarcerated Parents Blog

The Children of Incarcerated Parents blog is the first national blog dedicated to exploring the impact of parental incarceration on children and families. There are an estimated two million minor children in the United States who have an incarcerated parent. The incarceration of parents not only has a devastating and damaging impact on children, but it also affects their caregivers ... Read more ...

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NRCCFI LogoOn any given day, there are an estimated 2.7 million children in America with at least one parent in prison or jail.

NRCCFI is the oldest and largest organization in the U.S. focused on children and families of the incarcerated and programs that serve them.

  • Disseminating accurate and relevant information
  • Guiding the development of family strengthening policy and practice
  • Training, preparing, and inspiring those working in the field
  • Including the families in defining the issues and designing solutions

Directory of Programs

Find National, State, and Local programs for and about children of the incarcerated, their parents and their families.


Download helpful materials for service providers and families.

Fact Sheets

Access relevant facts and statistics about children and families of the incarcerated.


Learn more about children and families of the incarcerated using our research resources.