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
Provides a current listing of programs serving families of adult offenders in Canada through its website at www.cfcn-rcafd.org.
O.U.R.S. (Opportunities, Understanding, Respect, Success)
Area Served: Vancouver’s Lower Mainland
Parent Organization: The Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver
Address: 402 E. Columbia Street
New Westminster, Canada V3L 3X1
Volunteer Opportunities?: Yes
Action for Prisoners’ Families
National federation of services supporting families of prisoners in England
European Committee for Children of Imprisoned Parents (EUROCHIPS)
European-wide network on behalf of children separated from an imprisoned parent
Provides a wide variety of services for prisoners and their families in New Zealand
International CURE organizes people incarcerated and their loved ones to bring about prison reform. These reforms will reduce crime.
POPS the Club
Parent Organization: POPstheclub.com, Inc.
Address: 4160 Lyceum Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Web site: www.popstheclub.com
Secondary Office: POPStheclub.com, Inc. c/o Dennis Danziger Venice High School 13000 Venice Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90066
Contact: Amy Friedman
Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes
POPStheclub.com, 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.