Values

Research & Scholarship

We are committed to conducting research which addresses the gaps in the literature on children, caregivers, and families affected by incarceration.

Resource Development

We believe in the importance of providing resources to incarcerated and returning citizens, their children, caregivers, families, and professionals working with children, caregivers, and families affected by incarceration.

We are committed to creating an online resource library open to the public so that any and all
individuals can obtain the necessary information, tools, and assistance with learning about children, caregivers, and families affected by incarceration.

Technical Assistance

We value our community partners and are committed to providing technical assistance to support their development and evaluation of mentoring and support programs for incarcerated and returning citizens and their children, caregivers, and families.

Advocacy

We recognize to need to advance positive views of children, caregivers, and families affected by incarceration and will strive to serve as a forum for policy amendment and change.

Education & Training

We believe in the importance of providing education and training to incarcerated and returning citizens, their children, caregivers, families, and professionals working with children, caregivers, and families affected by incarceration.

We also believe in the importance of educating and training undergraduate and graduate students who want to become knowledgeable about the impact of incarceration on children, caregivers, and families.