Programs and Support Services
Aleph is a national organization, whose mission and mandate is to
serve society by providing critical social services to families
in crisis by addressing the pressing religious, educational, humanitarian
and advocacy needs of individuals in institutional environments.
Legal Aid to Incarcerated Mothers (CLAIM)
provides legal services and educational programs to help the families
of women prisoners remain intact whenever possible. Through public
information and advocacy, CLAIM strives to promote programs and
improve government practices to benefit the children and families
of imprisoned mothers.
Chicken Soup for the Prisoner's Soul
Child Welfare League of America
The Child Welfare
League of America is the oldest and one of the largest national
organizations developing and promoting policies and programs to
protect children and strengthen families.
Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE)
is a non-profit nationwide organization dedicated to the reduction
of crime through the reform of the criminal justice system.
They seek fair and humane treatment for prisoners, less reliance
on incarceration as a solution to crime problems, and more reliance
on alternatives to prisons and abolishment ofcapitol punishment.
in the Windhttp://www.echoesinthewind.com/
Echoes in the Wind is a weekly Native American radio program featuring
music, stories, news and interviews.
Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM)
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation (FAMM Foundation)
is a national organization of citizens working to reform federal
and state mandatory sentencing laws that remove judicial discretion.
To ensure equity and fairness at all stages of the sentencing process,
FAMM also works to improve sentencing guidelines. To accomplish
our goal, FAMM educates the public and policymakers about mandatory
sentences through media outreach, grassroots campaigns, and direct
Families with Loved Ones in Prison, inc. (FLIP)
FLIP is a non-profit organization formed to represent the parents,
wives, husbands, children, and friends who face the difficult issues
caused by the incarceration of a loved one. FLIP is dedicated
to encouraging family ties as a deterrent to the recidivism, and
advocates for the humane treatment of families and friends visiting
Family and Corrections Network
Family and Corrections Network focuses on issues and concerns related
to families of offenders and voices up those issues through publishing,
conferences, presentations, and consultation. They publish information
on children of prisoners, parenting programs for prisoners, prison
visiting, incarcerated fathers, hospitality programs and a variety
of other topics.
Family Support America (Family Resource Coalition of America)
Family Support America, formerly Family Resource Coalition of America,
promotes family support as the nationally recognized movement to
strengthen and support families and places the principles of family
support practice at the heart of every setting in which children
and families are present. Their site includes texts on domestic
violence, inmates families, grandparent care, etc.
Advocacy on behalf of the federal inmate population is
the central focus of Federal CURE, Inc. (FedCURE). FedCURE
seeks to create a paradigm where elected officials and American
society have a clear understanding of the issues confronted by the
federal inmate population.
Jeff Dicks Medical Coalition
The JDMC serves as the advocate for those that are incarcerated
within U.S. jails and prisons that are receiving no medical care
or inadequate medical care by the correctional medical companies
contracted by the States.
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) is one of the first
legal service organizations to address the civil legal needs of
prisoners and their families. LSPC primarily deals with class-action
lawsuits due to the growing need for systemic relief. They have
also worked for support systems for grandparents who are raising
their grandchildren, and have participated in numerous community-led
coalitions and organizations.
Native Prison Projecthttp://www.mnpp.homestead.com
site is being developed to help Native American Prisoners &
their families residing in Maine. Please feel free to send your
thoughts and feelings about this issue & this web site. Most
of the stories are about Native inmates incarcerated mainly because
of alcohol and/or drug abuse.
Parents and Children Together, INC P.A.C.T.
PACT is a non-profit organization established in 1984 to preserve
and strengthen families of incarcerated persons. Its primary objective
is to prevent the incarceration of future generations by encouraging
stronger, healthier families.
of Love is both a book, a newsletter, and a web site, written and
produced with the support of friends and families of the incarcerated
to serve those families with dignity, love and respect.
Prisoners Wife's Handbook
site provides an on-line guide for friends and family of the incarcerated.
It includes tips on getting information about the inmates, preparations
for visits, includes some prison art, and links to similar sites.
Texas Inmate Families Association (TIFA)
of the Texas Inmate Family Association is to provide educational
resources and information for the inmates' family members; to inform
state elected officials and the general public about the effects
of the criminal justice system upon the Inmates' family members
and the offender; to remove the stigma associated with family members
of offenders through educational programs; and to strengthen existing
family relationships, if to do so will not cause further harm to
a list of links to websites of organizations that serve families
of offenders. Also has few links for grant finding, legal
assistance information, and government agencies.
Prison Support Directory
contact information and short description of organizations and projects
that serve inmate population and their families. Also includes
resources related to prison AIDS, advocacy organizations, parole
and pre-release information, legal resources, etc.
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