Category: incarcerated parents

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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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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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 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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