You have one of the toughest and most important roles to play in reentry! The effort of supporting a family member or a friend as they make the transition from prison to society can be time-consuming, emotionally challenging and extremely difficult. If your loved one or friend is currently incarcerated, please check out the links and tools we have found to support you.
(many more pamphlets can be found on their website)
Facts and Issues
Materials For Caregivers
CCEF provides scholarship and financial aid opportunities to children of the incarcerated and at-risk young adults to enroll in college, trade school and certificate courses.
Current & Accurate Re-Entry Resources for anywhere in the United States (updated in real-time) Resource Database: http://rzero.org/resource-database-2
Reentry Packet Create a Reentry Packet, including resources you select from our Resource Directory!
Culture Shock! Consider the differences between incarceration and employment environments.
Fair Chance – Ban the Box toolkit: to help advocates launch their own fair chance, “ban the box” campaigns locally. Check out the new, comprehensive toolkit at https://www.nelp.org/publication/the-fair-chance-ban-the-box-toolkit/. You’ll find NELP’s Fair Chance Factsheet , Best Practices and Model Policies, Research Summary, City and County Guide, the latest State Guide, and many other resource
The veterans’ page was created to assist veterans who have been Incarcerated as well as their families. The programs and resources on this page can help reduce the pressures associated with reentry. Our hope is that you will find these resources helpful in providing relief as you face the challenges of finding and supporting an effective way of life after incarceration.Thank you for your service to our country.
We’ve created this page to showcase literary accomplishments of the incarcerated and formerly Incarcerated authors. In support of these individuals and all successful transitions, we have vetted and recommended the books on our Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Authors page.
Prison Activist Resource Center
Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants / C.U.R.E.
American Civil Liberties Union: Key Issues
Families Against Mandatory Minimums / FAMM
The Sentencing Project
Providing community and supporting teens with loved ones in prison.
Our high school-based clubs meet weekly to nourish, empower, heal and inspire through creative expression and emotional support. We provide students with the tools and confidence to educate the broader community. Our core work takes place during weekly POPS the Club meetings where participants break bread and break their silence. Following their communal meals, students benefit from the wisdom of guest speakers, from opportunities for writing and making art, from conversation and from mindfulness exercises.
Information available on Fair Shake:
Resources for Families http://www.safersociety.org/foundation/
The mission of the Safer Society Press is to help build a society safe from sexual abuse and personal violence. The mission of the Fay Honey Knopp Institute is to minimize the harmful impact of parental incarceration on American children and families.
From the Dept. of Health and Human Services
Parenting Issues During Incarceration
Services to Children and Families of Prisoners
Prison Talk http://www.prisontalk.com/
Prison Talk: for parents with children in prison
(note: some states do not allow incarcerated parents to decrease, defer or delay child support payments
Strong Prison Wives & Families is an empowered and encouraging community where the wives, girlfriends, partners, family members and friends of the incarcerated are the writers and readers.http://www.strongprisonwives.com/
San Francisco: Children of Incarcerated Parents http://www.sfcipp.org/
Chillicothe Correctional Center – Program for children and their incarcerated moms
NY State: The Osborne Associationhttp://www.osborneny.org/index.cfm
Oregon Dept. of Corrections – Children of Incarcerated Parents Project
Assisting Families of the Incarcerated http://www.afoi.org/