Movie Screening of “The Sentence”

Cindy Shank, mother of three, is serving a 15-year sentence in federal prison for her tangential involvement with a Michigan drug ring years earlier. This intimate portrait of mandatory minimum drug sentencing’s devastating consequences, captured by Cindy’s brother, follows her and her family over the course of ten years. Courtesy of HBO Documentary Films.               See … Continue reading Movie Screening of “The Sentence”

New Books

When Parents Are Incarcerated Edited by Christopher Wildeman, Anna R. Haskins, and Julie Poehlmann-Tynan Pages: 216 Item #: 4318152 ISBN: 978-1-4338-2821-8 Publication Date: November 2017 Part of the APA Bronfenbrenner Series on the Ecology of Human Development     Contemporary Research and Analysis on the Children of Prisoners Proceedings of the International Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership Conference Cambridge Scholars: January 2018 … Continue reading New Books

States Initiative

Reducing the Impact of Parental Incarceration on Children, Families, and Communities: Surveying State Initiatives: Presenting Options and Solutions   This initiative is coordinated by staff of the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated (NRCCFI), the Connecticut Children with Incarcerated Parents (CTCIP) Initiative, The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, and … Continue reading States Initiative

Training, Resources, and Programs for Young Children

Training for programs and systems serving children with incarcerated parents and their caregivers is vital to providing age appropriate and relevant support. NRCCFI conducted or planned for several trainings throughout the fall that focused on the needs of these little ones. Frederick, Maryland Technical assistance was provided to a new program “Reducing the Impact of Incarceration … Continue reading Training, Resources, and Programs for Young Children

See Us Support Us 2017 Follow Up

  The 2017 See Us Support Us Campaign this past October highlighted the needs of young children with incarcerated parents and emphasized the importance and the challenges of applying the Bill of Rights for Children   with Incarcerated Parents to the development of support for young children and their families. Training, Resources and Programs … Continue reading See Us Support Us 2017 Follow Up