Family & Corrections Network

     

About Family & Corrections Network

 

 

We can be reached at 93 Old York Road Suite 1#510, Jenkintown, PA 19046. 215 576-1110 phone, 215 576-1815 fax. and e-mail: fcn@fcnetwork.org. Our web site is www.fcnetwork.org.

Since 1983 Family and Corrections Network has provided ways for those concerned with families of prisoners to share information and experiences in an atmosphere of mutual respect. We have done this through publishing, sponsoring conferences, liaison with other agencies, presentations, and consultation. We have published information on children of prisoners, parenting programs for prisoners, prison visiting, incarcerated fathers, hospitality programs and a variety of other topics. Our mission is to uphold the value of families of prisoners.

We are proud of our history as the first national organization in the United States focused on families of prisoners. This new web site, fcnetwork.org, is Family and Corrections Network's latest effort to inform, support and empower families of prisoners and their supporters.

We invite you to join FCN and receive our acclaimed publication, FCN REPORT. Our subscription fee is on a sliding scale. If you subscribe as a Sponsoring Organization you receive a web page on our site at no additional cost.

Our Board of Directors: Carol Burton, Brooklyn, NY; Cecily J. Coleman, Slingerlands, NY; Kirk Harris, Chicago, IL; Vivian Gadsden, Philadelphia, PA; Liz Gaynes, New York, NY;  Jacki McKinney, Philadelphia, PA; James Rodriquez, Phoenix, AZ; Mark Scott, Boston, MA; and Gail Smith, Chicago, IL. 

 Listen to A Look at the Field: A telephone conference call with FCN’s Board of Directors recorded March 13, 2006.  

Our Advisors: Eric Brenner, Richard Kordesh, Johanna Schuchert and Jay Worrall.

 

FCN Mission Statement

The mission of Family and Corrections Network (FCN) is to uphold families of prisoners as a valued resource to themselves and their communities in order that the criminal justice system, other institutions and society become supportive of family empowerment, integrity, and self-determination.

FCN works alongside families of prisoners, program providers, policy makers, researchers, educators, correctional personnel and the public by:

1) convening national meetings for mutually respectful learning, interaction and dialogue;

2) distributing information through FCN's publications, web site, and speakers' bureau;

3) designing and supplying technical materials, tools and services;

4) advocating criminal justice policy reform that upholds the value of families;

5) encouraging networking among families of prisoners for mutual support and cooperative action; and

6) creating opportunities for linking with and learning from families of prisoners.

 

Mission Approved by the Board of Directors April 15, 1997

 

Family and Corrections Network

Historical Highlights

1983 - Founded Organization

1984 - Began publishing FCN Working Papers

1985 - Edited Directory of Programs Serving Families of Adult Offenders, June 1985 (Published by the National Institute of Corrections)

1986 - Organized First National Leadership Conference on Families of Adult Offenders. Edited Proceedings of the Conference: Policy Recommendations on Families of Adult Offenders (Published by the National Institute of Corrections)

Incorporated in Virginia. 501 c 3 tax exempt status approved by Internal Revenue Service.

1987 - Published FCN Anthology (selections from previously published Working Papers

1988 - Organized First National Conference on the Family and Corrections in Sacramento, California

Began publishing FCN Network News. Began membership subscription program.

1989 - Began using office in Batesville, Virginia

Organized Second North American Conference on the Family and Corrections in Albany, New York

Released video, the Prisoner's Family - a community concern

Published Proceedings of the First National Conference on the Family and Corrections

Edited Directory of Programs Serving Families of Adult Offenders, September 1989 (Published by the National Institute of Corrections)

1990 - Held FCN Strategic Planning Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee

1991 - Organized Third North American Conference on the Family and Corrections in Topeka, Kansas

1992 - Edited Directory of Programs Serving Families of Adult Offenders, October 1992 (Published by the National Institute of Corrections)

1993 - In partnership with Canadian Families and Corrections Network, organized the Fourth North American Conference on the Family and Corrections in Quebec, Canada

1994 - Established office in Palmyra, Virginia

Began publishing FCN REPORT

1995 - Edited The Directory of Programs Serving Families of Adult Offenders (1995). (Published by the National Institute of Corrections). A listing of over 300 programs in the U.S. and Canada.

1997 - Established web site, fcnetwork.org

1998 - Organized the Fifth North American Conference on the Family and Corrections in Bethesda, Maryland.

Edited the Directory of Programs Serving Families of Adult Offenders (1998). (Published by the National Institute of Corrections). A listing of programs in the U.S. and Canada.

2000 - With the National Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families, co-presented the North American Conference on Fathers Behind Bars and on the Street held in Durham, North Carolina, September 13-15, 2000.
 

2001 - Edited the Directory of Programs Serving Families of Adult Offenders (2001) for the National Institute of Corrections). A listing of programs in the U.S. with a link to programs in Canada.

2002 - Published the Incarcerated Fathers Library an internet resource for dads behind bars and those working with them

Presented (with NPNFF) the Second North American Conference on the Fathers Behind Bars and on the Street, November 6-8, 2002, St. Louis, Missouri.

2003 - Began offering Affiliated Consulting Service

Began offering the Children of Prisoners Library

2006 - Began hosting Children’s Bill of Rights Project

 

Annual Report: Our annual financial report, Form 990 - Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax, is available for public inspection during business hours at our office at 93 Old York Road Suite 1#510, Jenkintown, PA 19046