Are you interested in donating your time or resources to the issues surrounding Children & Families of the Incarcerated? Luckily, there are numerous ways that you can get involved. Remember that the most effective advocacy has a strong local component. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Volunteer in Your Community
- Visit our Directory of Programs Serving Children & Families of the Incarcerated to find an organization in your area that accepts volunteers/interns.
Talk About the Issues
- Talk to your friends, family and co-workers about children and families of the incarcerated. Forward them interesting news articles or fact sheets to get the conversation started.
Educate Yourself about the Issues
- Changing minds starts with ourselves- educate yourself by seeking out information about the issues.
Write About the Issues
- Write an Op-Ed for your local newspaper, house-of-worship newsletter or other publication.
Get Others Involved
- Suggest community service projects related to the issues to any groups that you are involved with (school, work, house of worship, lodge, etc). Contact an organization in your area to find out if they have any community service projects that your group can join.
Help Us to Keep our Website Up-to-Date
- If you find something outdated on this website or have a suggestion for a helpful resource we should add, Contact Us.
Attend a Conference on the Issues & Network with Others
- Search our National Calendar for an upcoming conference in your area.
Get Involved in Your Community
- Write a letter to your local, state and national representatives. Tell them that this issue is important to you and you want them to fight on behalf of children and families of the incarcerated.
- Read books to children at your local library.
- Attend a State Legislature Lobby Day.