Category: children and families

Second Chance Act Spotlight: Darius Dennis, Norfolk, Virginia

By CSG Justice Center Staff “When I got out, my kids were my number one priority.” Darius Dennis couldn’t have predicted how intertwined his path to reentry and the well-being of his young family would be when he left jail in 2017. Today, more than a year after completing the Strengthening Fathers reentry program, Dennis …

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TED Talk

The United States locks up more people than any other country in the world, says documentarian Eve Abrams, and somewhere between 1 and 4 percent of them are likely innocent. That’s 87,000 brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers separated from their families, their lives and dreams put on hold. Using audio from interviews with these families, …

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Prison Parenting Program Helps Connect Families

KULR8 By Amy Leet Every year in the United States, 2.2 million men and women are incarcerated. Many of them are mothers and fathers. According to the Voices of Incarceration Project, this leaves behind more than 2.2 million children. Imagine being confined to one building while you’re four months pregnant, without the freedom and comfort …

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Innovative Partnerships–Child Support and Reentry

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance This webinar discusses steps reentry programs can take to partner with local child support agencies. It explores the direction the federal child support office has taken to emphasize and provide guidance for supportive programming, review …

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Federal Court Sides With Oklahoma, Blocks Caps On Inmate Phone Costs

KGOU By Oklahoma Watch and Trevor Brown A legal challenge, partly spearheaded by Oklahoma leaders, has blocked the federal government from setting limits on how much inmates and their families can be charged for in-state telephone calls. The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in 2-1 decision Tuesday that the Federal Communications Commission exceeded …

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Register for Webinar: Innovative Partnerships–Child Support and Reentry

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Date: Thursday, June 15 Time: 2–3:30 p.m. ET This webinar will discuss steps reentry programs can take to partner with local child support agencies. It will explore the direction the federal child support office has taken to …

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