See Us Support us – Changing the language, changes the lens

  The Power of Words           By Jasmine Robles, Rutgers University Senior and  NRCCFI student coordinator of See Us Support Us 2016. Words matter because they have the power to shape a human’s feelings about themselves and others. Communication is essential in all relationships, as it permits us to share our interests, concerns, and support. … Read more of See Us Support us – Changing the language, changes the lens

Updates on Federal Initiatives

The Practitioner-Researcher Partnership Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents Demonstration Grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention was awarded to the Mid Atlantic Network of Youth and Family Services and the University of Massachusetts Boston. The Second Chance Act – Strengthening Relationships Between Young Fathers and Their Children: A Reentry Mentoring Project awarded … Read more of Updates on Federal Initiatives

The Federal Interagency Working Group on Children of Incarcerated Parents

The Federal Interagency Working Group on Children of Incarcerated Parents has also developed a number of resources for service providers working with children who have parents in the criminal justice system including, Myth Busters, a framing paper, a toolkit for working with the child welfare system, and more.

Cooperative Agreement – Children of Incarcerated Parents: Arrest Through Pre-Adjudication

The National Institute of Corrections has funded a cooperative agreement with The Urban Institute to assess the needs of children of incarcerated parents from the arrest through pre-adjudication phases of the criminal justice system. The project will identify and highlight innovations and promising practices that have been shown to affect children of incarcerated parents positively.