The Directory of Programs Serving Children and Families of the Incarcerated is an update of the Directory of Programs Serving Families of Adult Offenders, dated October 2001. This revised directory lists programs in the United States and around the world that offer services specifically for children and families of the incarcerated.


Canadian Families and Corrections Network

Telephone: 613-541-0743
Address: Box 35040
Kingston, Ontario K7L 5S5
Web site:

Provides a current listing of programs serving families of adult offenders in Canada through its website at


“FEAT is dedicated to providing supportive programming that fosters self-esteem and security for children affected by parental incarceration.”

O.U.R.S. (Opportunities, Understanding, Respect, Success)

Area Served: Vancouver’s Lower Mainland
Parent Organization:  The Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver
Telephone:  604-520-1166
Address: 402 E. Columbia Street
New Westminster, Canada V3L 3X1
Established: 2007
Volunteer Opportunities?: Yes


Partners of Prisoners (POPs)

    • Official Website: 
      • “POPS, established by offenders’ families for offenders’ families. Identifying needs and finding the solutions: being the solution.”


Children of Prisoners Europe (COPE)

    • Official Website:
      • “Children of Prisoners Europe (COPE) is a pan-European network working with and on behalf of children with imprisoned parents.”

New Zealand



Provides a wide variety of services for prisoners and their families in New Zealand

United States

International CURE

Address: PO Box 2310
Washington, DC 20013
Phone: 202-789-2126
Established: 1972
Volunteer Opportunities? No

International CURE organizes people incarcerated and their loved ones to bring about prison reform. These reforms will reduce crime.

POPS the Club 

Parent Organization:, Inc.
Telephone: 310-709-2484
Address: 4160 Lyceum Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Web site:
Secondary Office:, Inc. c/o Dennis Danziger Venice High School 13000 Venice Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90066
Contact: Amy Friedman
Established: 2013
Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes, Inc. is a nonprofit dedicated to creating and supporting clubs in high schools across the country for students whose lives have been touched by prison. We are arts-based, publishing POPS students’ works (writing and artwork) in annual anthologies. We support in-school clubs that offer camaraderie, nurturing, compassion, and community for those who too often carry around the pain associated with having an association to prison–those with loved ones who are or have served time and those who have themselves served time.