By Neena Maloney BA in Political Science, MA candidate in Criminal Justice. Rutgers University Camden.

The 5th Annual Children of Incarcerated Parents National Conference will take place virtually on April 17, April 24, and May 1, 2023.

 Each spring, our colleagues at Arizona State University Center for Child Well-Being host the National Children of Incarcerated Parents Conference, not only to further awareness of the impact of incarceration on children and families, but also to increase community capacity to respond in helpful and healing ways. We started the conference because of the general lack of awareness of the almost 3 million children who currently have a parent incarcerated, and the 10 million who have experienced parental incarceration at some point during their childhood.

 This conference is unique in that it provides an opportunity to listen, dialogue, learn, network, and collaborate. Our presenters range from those with lived experience of incarceration (parents, children, and caretakers), to teachers, faith-based community members, researchers, advocates, child welfare and legal professionals, as well as others who interact with children and families affected by incarceration on a daily basis.

Registration opens February 15th –

 For questions or to get added to the official CIP2023 mailing list, please reach out to  and make sure to bookmark