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Incarcerated Parents

Honoring My Grandfather's Memory Through CASA

Lisa Hall | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Lisa Hall

When my sister-in-law told me about a volunteer opportunity with CASA advocating on behalf of children in need, I knew that was how I wanted to give back. I feel in a way I honor my grandfather's memory through my work with these children.

The Potential of Formerly Incarcerated Women -- And Their Children

Rev. Vivian Nixon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rev. Vivian Nixon

had been told by many program counselors, college admissions counselors and case managers that she could never be a registered nurse because she had a felony conviction. When she came to CCF we asked our signature question, "What are your hopes and dreams?" K told us that she had always wanted to be a registered nurse. We said, "Well, let's see what we have to do to make that happen!"

Children of Incarcerated Parents Bear the Weight of the War on Drugs

Ifetayo Harvey | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
Ifetayo Harvey

Growing up with an incarcerated parent can be tough. To ignore the impact of incarceration on the family is to ignore how the drug war continues to dismantle black and Latino communities.

Truth About Prison Phones

Clarissa Ramon | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Clarissa Ramon

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngAs it stands today, the phone system within state prisons and immigration detention centers exploits one of the most vulnerable populations in the U.S. today.

An Outstretched Hand and a Firm Grip on the Future

Laura Kaeppeler | Posted 10.20.2012 | Impact
Laura Kaeppeler

As Miss America, these last eight months of travel have allowed me to see the influence that mentors have on a child's life and now I remain more committed than ever to share my story.

Hip-Hop Artists Come Together to Support Children of Incarcerated Parents

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.01.2012 | New York
Anthony Papa

A group of entertainers including John Forte, Maino and Saigon will appear at the Griffin Nightclub in New York to raise funds for In Arms Reach, an organization that helps children of incarcerated parents.

Girl Scouts Brings Incarcerated Moms And Daughters Together

Posted 03.27.2012 | Impact

Girl Scouts Beyond Bars Helps Inmates Bond With Their Kids

'Fresh Start' Program Teaches Men About Culinary Arts and Parenting

Anthony Papa | Posted 06.01.2011 | Impact
Anthony Papa

The U.S. unemployment rate for formerly incarcerated individuals is 60 percent. For Fresh Start grads, that rate drops to 29 percent at one year after their release.

Mothers Behind Bars in the United States: A Human Rights Issue

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

Mothers behind bars are invisible to most of us. To the extent they are thought of at all, they are caricatured as the ultimate bad mother who has violated the basic maternal commitment to care for her children.

Growing Up With An Incarcerated Father: Tracy McMillan's Happy Family

Rebecca Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rebecca Walker

I wasn't born into a family so much as I was hatched, in the general vicinity of a 20-year-old Minnesota girl with a really bad drinking problem, and the love of her life, a Billy-Dee-Williams-type who committed crimes for a living.