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 ...

Please join us on Friday November 21, 2014 for a forum on Children of Incarcerated Parents: The Issues, Strategies and Interventions.

This forum will present emerging issues among children of incarcerated parents; communicate results from the Michigan longitudinal study, Project SEEK (Services to Enable and Empower Children of Incar- cerated Parents); provide information on the federal government’s response to children of incarcerated parents, and; solicit steps for local and state partnerships. The Findings from Project Seek ... Read more ...

Department of Justice and the International Association of Chiefs of Police Release Groundbreaking Model Policy on keeping children safe at the time of parental arrest.

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP), in partnership with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), released a seminal model policy regarding police interaction with children who are impacted when a parent is arrested and law enforcement carries out its investigative and arrest responsibilities. Reflecting the collective input of a wide ... Read more ...

The White House continues to focus on children of incarcerated parents!

On October 8th The White House convened a follow up to its 2013 “Champions of Change” event to look further at the unique obstacles faced by children of incarcerated parents. The event entitled Empowering Our Young People, and Stemming the Collateral Damage of Incarceration provided an opportunity for invited guests to hear updates on the ... Read more ...

An annotated bibliography “Parental Incarceration and Child Wellbeing,” by Christopher Wildeman

An annotated bibliography “Parental Incarceration and Child Wellbeing,” by Christopher Wildeman, was released on September 23rd by the Osborne Association and John Jay’s Prisoner Reentry Institute in New York. The annotated bibliography focuses on quantitative research on the consequences of paternal and maternal incarceration for children. It was made available as part of an event “Children ... Read more ...

New study looks at the impact of parental incarceration on children’s health.

Stress proliferation theory suggests that parental incarceration may have deleterious intergenerational health consequences. In this study, data from the 2011–2012 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) is used to estimate the relationship between parental incarceration and children’s fair or poor overall health, a range of physical and mental health conditions, activity limitations, and chronic school absence. Results suggest that ... 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 ...

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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.