The National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated became a part of the Rutgers University–Camden campus in October 2013.
NRCCFI began as the Family and Corrections Network (FCN), founded by Jim Mustin in 1983 as the first national organization in the United States focused on families of the incarcerated. In 2006, the Federal Resource Center on Children of Prisoners merged with FCN to create NRCCFI.
For over three decades, our organization has served as a resource for those working with families impacted by incarcerated.
The mission of the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated at Rutgers Camden is to raise awareness about the needs and concerns of the children of the incarcerated and their families by:
- Disseminating accurate and relevant information and research
- Guide the development of family strengthening policy and practice
- Train, prepare, and inspire those working in the field and
- Include the families in defining the issues and designing solutions