The Criminal Justice Insider Podcast with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant
On Friday, June 5, 2020, Children With Incarcerated Parents project manager Aileen Keays and CCSU students Nishka Ayala and Isis DeLoatch appeared on the Criminal Justice Insider Podcast with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant – The Voice of Criminal Justice. Click the link below to listen to the podcast.
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COVID-19 Update
During the state's response to COVID-19, and the CTDOCs' temporary stop to visits at correctional facilities, CTDOC is offering each incarcerated individual 8 free phone calls a month. The free calls are uploaded automatically each month by Securus. To use the free calls, an incarcerated person would follow the same process that they would when making calls that their family/friends have paid for. The first 8 calls each month will be free during this temporary stop to visits.
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The Connecticut Children with Incarcerated Parents (CIP) Initiative offers scholarships for CCSU students that have, or have had, a close family member incarcerated. Eligible students may receive up to $1,500 per academic semester. Your donation will help us support CCSU students who have experienced familial incarceration.
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1 in 14 U.S. children have had a parent who lives with them go to jail or prison.

That is more than 1 million children.
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The CIP Initiative seeks to improve the quality of supports for children with incarcerated parents by using the various data and knowledge it gains to inform public policy and practice.

Children

Having a parent or other loved one in prison can be really hard and confusing. On the Children's Page, you will find information on prison, definitions to words you may have heard or seen, and answers to questions you might have.

Adults

Friends and family can play a vital role in easing the strain of having a loved one in prison. On the Adults pages, we provide information that may support you, as you seek to support them.

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