Kids-A-Part Program
A program providing education, advocacy, and direct service
for children and families affected by a parent s incarceration

We seek to:
Keep families connected throughout incarceration with:
Community-based services for children and caregivers
Prison-based services to incarcerated parents
Improve communication between caregivers,
service providers and incarcerated parents
Enhance parenting skills
Provide financial assistance and supervision to assist with visitation
Offer referrals to community resources for children, parents and caregivers
Offer groups for children experiencing their parent’s incarceration
Advocate for statewide changes to reduce the impact of parental incarceration on children
Educate community-based organizations and service providers so that they can support families with an incarcerated parent.

The aims of the Kids-A-Part program are informed
by the National Bill of Rights for children of
incarcerated parents, which states that children have
a right to:
1) Be safe and informed at the time of their
parents arrest.
2) Be heard when decisions are made about
3) Be considered when decisions are made
about their parents.
4) Be well cared for in their parent s absence.
5) Speak with, see and touch their parent.
6) Support as they struggle with their parent s
7) Not be judged, blamed, or labeled because
they have a parent incarcerated.
8) A lifelong relationship with their parent.

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