Organizations In Support of Children and Families of the Incarcerated
Series: Related Organizations Lists
Author(s): Child Welfare Information Gateway
Organizations that provide services to support and advocate for the children and families of incarcerated people. If you are aware of any others, please contact Child Welfare Information Gateway at OrganizationUpdates@childwelfare.gov. Specific resources about family centered services for incarcerated parents, their children, and families may be found on our website at:
Supporting Children and Families Affected by Parental Incarceration.
Inclusion on this list is for information purposes and does not constitute an endorsement by Child Welfare Information Gateway or the Children's Bureau.
Annie E. Casey Foundation
701 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Phone: (410) 547-6600
Fax: (410) 547-6624
The Annie E. Casey Foundation works to build better futures for disadvantaged children and their families. The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community supports that meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
330 C Street, S.W
Washington, District of Columbia 20201
Toll-Free: (800) 394-3366
Child Welfare Information Gateway connects professionals and the general public to information and resources targeted to the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families.
A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to programs, research, laws and policies, training resources, statistics, and much more.
KidsMates Inc. is a national non-profit organization co-founded by children of incarcerated parents. KidsMates Inc.’s advocacy seeks to raise awareness about parental incarceration and its lifelong negative impacts to affected children. The organization implements initiatives aimed at improving outcomes, fostering resilience, and empowering children of incarcerated parents.
National GAINS Center
5600 Fishers Lane
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Rockville, Maryland 20857
Phone: (877) 726-4727
The National GAINS Center serves as a national site for the collection and dissemination of information about effective mental health and substance abuse services for people with co-occurring disorders in contact with the justice system.
The GAINS Center is funded by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
National Institute of Corrections
320 First Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20534
Phone: (202) 307-3106
Toll-Free: (800) 995-6423
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) provides training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to Federal, State, and local corrections agencies.
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
810 7th St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
Phone: (202) 307-5911
Fax: (202) 307-2093
OJJDP's mission is to provide national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP accomplishes this by supporting States and local communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs and to improve the juvenile justice system so that it maintains public safety, holds offenders accountable, and provides treatment and rehabilitation tailored to the needs of families and individuals.
Rainbows for All Children
614 Dempster Street
Evanston, Illinois 60202
Phone: (847) 952-1770
Rainbows for All Children (Rainbows) is dedicated to being the premier source of support for all youth as they navigate grief and heal from loss, whether from death, divorce, deployment of parents or other trauma.
The National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated
405-7 Cooper St.
NRCCFI at Rutgersâ€“Camden
Camden, New Jersey 08102
Phone: (856) 225-2718
The mission of The National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated (NRCCFI) is to show criminal justice system, other institutions, and society that families of prisoners are valued resources in supporting family empowerment, integrity, and self-determination. NRCCFI publishes information on children of prisoners, parenting programs for prisoners, prison visiting, incarcerated fathers, hospitality programs, and a variety of other topics.
Toll-Free: (877) 231-7843
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