Category: Children of Incarcerated Parents

Register for Webinar: Family Connections in Correctional Facilities TTA Opportunity

Hosted by the Urban Institute and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and National Institute of Corrections Date: Tuesday, Aug. 28 Time: 1–2 p.m. ET The Urban Institute has collaborated with the National Institute of Corrections, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Community Works, and subject-matter experts to develop actionable, low-cost, high-impact model practices and activities …

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Responding to the 2018 SCA Addressing the Needs of Incarcerated Parents with Minor Children Solicitation

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Download a PDF of the presentation. In this webinar, representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the National Reentry Resource Center review the Addressing …

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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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North Dakota to Reduce Debt of Incarcerated Parents

Associated Press By Associated Press Staff A new law in North Dakota will end monthly child support obligations for parents who are sentenced to jail or prison for more than 180 days. The Legislature recently approved the change as a way to prevent the accumulation of past-due child support owed by incarcerated parents, as a …

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Call for Proposals: National Children of Incarcerated Parents Conference

Arizona State University’s Center for Child Well-Being is seeking proposals for its 2018 National Children of Incarcerated Parents Conference, which will be held in Phoenix, Arizona from April 22–25. The conference will highlight four key categories that include: understanding the impact of parental incarceration on children and families; evidence of program and policy effectiveness; training and …

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Call for Participants: Statewide Initiatives for Children with Incarcerated Parents Survey

The National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated is seeking participants to take part in a survey about state-level initiatives intended to support children with incarcerated parents. The initiatives may be underway or in the planning phase and must be statewide rather than specific to a particular location or facility (e.g., a single prison), unless that location or facility …

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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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