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Children of inmates

Communicating with Families and Children in Correctional Facilities

This webinar was created for the Family Connections Project by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC).

The National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated

The National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated is the oldest and largest organization in the U.S. focused on children and families of the incarcerated and programs that serve them. Disseminating accurate and relevant information.

Impact of Family-Inclusive Case Management on Reentry Outcomes: Interim Report on the Safer Return Demonstration Evaluation (2011)

This interim report details the first two years of the Urban Institute's evaluation of the family-inclusive case management component of the Safer Return Demonstrationa reentry program based in Chicago's Garfield Park neighborhood.

Video Visits for Children Whose Parents Are Incarcerated: In Whose Best Interest? (2012)

On any given day, approximately 2.6 million children (or about 1 in every 33) have a parent in jail or prison.

Directory of Programs Serving Children & Families of the Incarcerated

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.

Mentoring for Children of Incarcerated Parents (2016)

Much has been written about the impact of incarceration on the children of prisoners.

Theory-Based Multimodal Parenting Intervention for Incarcerated Parents and Their Children (2019)

Parenting programs for incarcerated parents have become increasingly popular within corrections departments over the past several decades.

NIC in Houston assisting Harris County Jail with child-friendly visitation

Experts from the National Institute of Corrections visited Houston as part of an initiative to make the Harris County jail more child-friendly.

Stronger Together

This collection of handbooks is an excellent resource for anyone who cares for or works with children who have incarcerated parents.

Children of Incarcerated Parents

The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to develop low-cost high-impact family strengthening policies that can be implemented in local jails and state prisons.


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