Provide Positive Role Models for Children with Incarcerated Parents
The stigma of having a parent incarcerated can cause children to feel shame, blame, fear and even lead to bullying and ridicule at school.
Children whose parents are in prison often struggle academically and find it difficult to trust adults. In fact, children with an incarcerated parent or parents are at an increased risk for anxiety, depression, aggression, truancy, substance abuse and attention disorders.
Sadly, studies show that these children are also seven times more likely to become incarcerated themselves.
Our goal is to break that cycle.