Services for Children Services for Children
We strive to champion the cause of helping children with incarcerated parents. We want the world to know the challenges and successes facing these children so that our communities can better address the impact of incarceration on children and their families.

Our advocacy has included:

  • Creating a dialogue with the public, stressing that we need their assistance to identify this reclusive population.
  • Updating our website and social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) with information about critical issues and discussions impacting children with incarcerated parents as well as news of successes, new policies and emerging programs positively impacting our population.
  • Offering extensive training to people who are potential first contacts for children of inmates and their caregivers. These include: service providers, school counselors, physicians, and clinicians, law enforcement and correctional officers.
  • Operating community-based Care Coordination Centers through Miami-Dade County and elsewhere. These centers serve as hubs for intake, case management, prevention, intervention, and outreach efforts.
  • Reaching out to local and national media to cover our Bonding Visits to correctional facilities and explain the issues that our children live with daily.
  • Disseminating brochures, posters, referral contact cards, and arrest follow-up communication cards.
  • Meeting regularly with stakeholders, decision makers and policy officials through Florida’s counties but especially in the urban areas of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Jacksonville and Orlando where incarceration rates are high. We also carry our message throughout the halls of the Florida Legislature, Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Department of Children and Families and other departments and agencies.
  • Providing letters of invitation that explained our program and how to enroll qualified children in it. These are used by team members when they contact potential clients from a data list or referral.