We are pleased to announce the 2021 Request for Proposals (RFP) for Children with Incarcerated Parents (CIP) Community Engagement Grants. Grants are sponsored by the Children with Incarcerated Parents Initiative at the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP) within the University of Connecticut (UConn) Department of Public Policy. For more information about the topic, and the Initiative, please click the button below.
Connecticut Becomes First State to Provide Free Calls from Prison
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signed a bill on Wednesday that makes phone calls from prisons free for incarcerated people and their loved ones. Connecticut is the first state to do so.
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.
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.
Children with Incarcerated Parents
We strategically work 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 with Incarcerated
Parents Initiative (CTCIP)
Did you know?
1 in 14 U.S. children have had a parent who lives with them go to jail or prison.
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.