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Action for Prisoners' Families National federation of services supporting families of prisoners in England
Aleph Institute Serves Jewish prisoners and their families
Amachi - Mentoring children of prisoners
Angel Tree Provides Christmas gifts for children of prisoners
Assisting Families of Inmates, Inc. Helps families preserve and strengthen positive relationships with relatives incarcerated in Virginia's state correctional centers.
Aswasa Bhaven - a home for children of prisoners in India
Bethel Bible Village Residential care agency provides support and ministry to children and youth of families shattered by crime and troubled environments.
Bethesda Family Services Foundation Offers innovative training on relational healing within the family lives of inmates
Canadian Families and Corrections Network A Canadian not for profit organization that encourages the development of policies, practices and programs that enable prisoners and their families to build holistic family and community relations.
Center for Children of Incarcerated Parents [CCIP] extensive resources, research and model programs for children of criminal offenders and their families.
Centerforce Works with California prisoners, their families and the community at large, providing direct support services, health programs, awareness and advocacy.
Child Welfare League of America - Children With Incarcerated Parents Information and resources
Children of Incarcerated Parents (CHIP) - resources to help adults support young children with an incarcerated parent
Children's Justice Alliance serving children of incarcerated parents, as well as the child's parent, family and caregiver in Portland Oregon.
CLAIM Legal aid for women prisoners and their families
Connecting Threads Florida based Christian web site connecting inmates and their families with the community
Correctional Services of Canada - Family of Offenders Portal
CURE National effort to reduce crime by reforming the criminal justice system. Supports many offender-family issues. Has many state chapters.
CURE-NY New York state chapter of CURE.
European Committee for Children of Imprisoned Parents (EUROCHIPS)  European-wide network on behalf of children separated from an imprisoned parent.
FADS, Families Against Disparate Sentences Family-of-prisoners oriented group focused on sentencing disparity in Ohio
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation (FAMM) National organization advocating policies that give judges discretion in sentencing
Families in Crisis, Inc. Connecticut agency helping at-risk children, offenders and their families
Families Outside - a program of Family Services of Western Pennsylvania providing visitor transportation and other supportive services to families of incarcerated persons.
Family Life Center, Singapore
Family Justice
Family Connections Center Unique partnership between New Hampshire Department of Corrections, University of New Hampshire (UNH) Family Studies Department and UNH Cooperative Extension.
Federal CURE working to to reform the federal prison system
FLIP: Families with Loved Ones In Prison Florida affiliate of C.U.R.E.
Friends Outside National Organization
Get on the Bus transportation for prison visitors in California
Hope House Serving inmates who have been taken to prisons far from the District of Columbia and their families
Horizon Communities in Prisons seeks to prepare prisoners to live responsibly with others and strengthen family relationships.
Human Rights and the Drug War Dedicated to the Prisoners of the Drug War and their families, and to those who are working to regain their freedom and restore respect for all Human Rights.
InFO Inc. Inmate Families Organization Inc.
Kairos Prison Ministry Brings Christ's love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families and those who work with them, and assists in the transition of becoming a productive citizen
Justice For All Non-profit support services to California prisoners, families and attorneys
Kids Need Moms Program at Florence Crane Women's Correctional Facility in Coldwater, Michigan provides the incarcerated mother an opportunity to maintain her parental responsibilities.
Kingsway Outreach ministers to prisoners, former prisoners, and their families.
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children Training, technical assistance, advocacy and litigation support to legal service offices and to prisoners, their families and advocates throughout California
L.I.F.E (The Living Interactive Family Education Program) offers the children of incarcerated parents the chance to visit with their parents in an enhanced environment
LOOPS (Loved Ones Of PrisonerS), Inc. Non-denominational, Christian organization dedicated to the support and restoration of prisoners and their families.
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois Prisoner and Family Ministry
Provides visiting assistance, support groups, sends audio tapes of parents in prison to their children.
Maine Native Prison Project For Native American prisoners & their families residing in Maine
MentorKids USA - mentoring children of prisoners
MOTHEREAD, Inc.  Combines the teaching of literacy skills with child development and family empowerment issues for prisoners and for free people.
Murder Victims' Families For Human Rights
National Incarcerated Parents and Families Network works with Incarcerated mothers and fathers, adults and juveniles, and their families, and provides a support network and education source for them.

National Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families (NPNFF) Organization of fatherhood program practitioners whose mission is to increase supports to children in fragile families
North Carolina Department of Correction - Offender Family Services
November Coalition Family & friends of prisoners of the war on drugs
OPEN, INC. Provides publications and technical assistance to help offenders prepare to live as law-abiding citizens.
Operation Open Arms, Inc. provides foster care placements for children with incarcerated parents
Osborne Association - Youth and Family Services Provides a Family Resource Center Hotline; Family Ties, a program assisting children to visit their mothers incarcerated at Albion Correctional Facility; Family Works, a program for incarcerated fathers at 3 New York prisons; drug treatment, health, mental health and employment assistance.
PACT (Parents and Children Together, Inc.) Support services for families and children of incarcerated persons. Centered in Ft. Worth, Texas
PILLARS - services for prisoners and their families in New Zealand
Prison Fellowship On Line Assists the Church in its ministry to prisoners, ex-prisoners, victims, and their families. Offices in all states and around the world.
Prisoners of Love  Provides friends and families of inmates with direction, companionship and information on how others overcame similar circumstances, connection with others in similar circumstances, resources and links.
Project Matthew
respond to the needs of high risk mothers, including, pregnant inmates, in the Dallas, Texas area, and minister to them and their children and families.
Project Return Tulane University program offering family counseling and other services to inmates returning to the community
Resource Information Help For The Disadvantaged (R.I.H.D., Inc.) serving at-risk youth, incarcerated people, ex-offenders, their families, and loved ones in Highland Springs, VA
Restorative Justice Ministry Network Links to ministries serving prisoners and families throughout North America.
S.K.I.P. Inc. (Save Kids of Incarcerated Parents) Network of services for children (1 month to 18 years of age) of incarcerated parents with branches in several states
Texas Inmate Families Association
Thundering Drums, Native American Inmates Support
US Dream Academy - Mentoring children at-risk including many children of prisoners.
Vision Before Victory Ministry, Inc. Serves offenders and their families in Tampa Bay, Florida
Wings Connects inmates' families to caring Christians, who welcome them into congregations
WMMT Radio Provides occasional broadcasts to Red Onion, VA prison so families and inmates can communicate.
Women's Prison Association S
ervice and advocacy for women with criminal justice histories

Grants and Fundraising

Criminal Justice Funding Report
Criminal Justice Initiative
FASTEN
Foundation Center
Grants.gov
Public Welfare Foundation

Legal Assistance and Information

ACLU
CLAIM Legal aid for women prisoners and their families

FindLaw: Internet Legal Resources
'Lectric Law Library
Legal Action Center
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, Inc.
Prisoners Rights Resource Guide
Vanguard Research Services - on-line low-budget legal research services
WWW.NEBRASKAPEN.ORG A forum for inmates concerned about inmates' first amendment rights.

Media

A Sentence of Their Own Film chronicles one family's annual pilgrimage to a New Hampshire State Prison and reveals the damaging impact incarceration has on families.
Prison Lullabies Film about women who gave birth in prison
When the Bough Breaks Film about families of incarcerated mothers
 

Related Government and Agencies

Alliance of Incarcerated Canadians in American Prisons
American Correctional Association
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Correctional Education Association
Corrections Connection
Criminal Justice Policy Foundation
Critical Resistance
Efficacy
FASTEN
Fatherhood Educational Institute
Federal Bureau of Prisons
FSU Criminal Justice Links
InnerChange Freedom Initiative
Join Together
Justice Information Center (NCJRS)
Horizon Communities in Prison
Miracles Prisoner Ministry
National Center on Fathers and Families
National Center on Institutions and Alternatives
National Fatherhood Initiative
National Latino Father and Family Institute
National Institute of Corrections
National Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families
National Prison Hospice Association
Newark Success
NIC Information Center
Prisoner Resources
Prisons Foundation

PrisonSucks.com
Prisons Foundation
Redwood Highway: Crime, Law and Related Links on the Web
Sentencing Project
Stanford Prison Experiment
State Corrections Directory
Vera Institute of Justice
Western Prison Project

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