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Family Connections in Correctional Facilities: TTA Opportunity

Father Son
Sep 2018

Deadline to Apply for this TTA is September 28, 2018


Nearly 5 million US children have experienced the incarceration of a parent. Research demonstrates that parental incarceration contributes to emotional, financial, and residential instability among children and their caregivers, which can have significant short- and long-term ramifications for their lives. The Urban Institute has collaborated with the National Institute of Corrections, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Community Works, and subject-matter experts to develop actionable, low-cost, high-impact model practices and activities that can reduce the barriers to contact and communication between incarcerated parents and their children (Model Practices for Parents in Jail and Prison: Reducing Barriers to Family Connections).

We are selecting up to five sites to implement the model practices. Eligible sites include all US correctional facilities—including jails and prisons, in urban and rural settings, and of varying security levels and incarcerated populations—interested in implementing these model practices. Selected correctional facilities will be at the forefront of a national discussion on how to mitigate the impact of parental incarceration on children and families. As part of this project, selected sites will receive targeted training and technical assistance (TTA) from leading subject-matter experts; have access to educational webinars, trainings, and peer-learning opportunities; and be featured in the robust dissemination of reports, presentations, and webinars to fellow practitioners and researchers in the field.