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The National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated
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The National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated (NRCCFI) began as the Federal Resource Center on Children of Prisoners in the 1990s and merged with the Family and Corrections Network (FCN) in 2006, creating the oldest and largest organization in the United States focused on children and families of the incarcerated and programs that serve them.  In 2013, NRCCFI became part of the Rutgers University - Camden campus.

According to NRCCFI, on any given day there are an estimated 2.7 million children in America with at least one parent in prison or jail.  The mission of NRCCFI is to raise awareness about the needs and concerns of the children of the incarcerated and their families by:

  • Disseminating accurate and relevant information and research
  • Guiding the development of family strengthening policy and practice
  • Training, preparing, and inspiring those working in the field and
  • Including the families in defining the issues and designing solutions

One of their most popular publications is the Directory of Programs Serving Children & Families of the Incarcerated.  First published in 2001, the revised directory lists programs in the United States and around the world that work with children and families of the incarcerated.

Additional resources on the NRCCFI include:

  • Libraries  --    The Children of Prisoners Library and the Children of Prisoners Library with Spanish Translation
  • Fact Sheets
  • Notes and Proceedings from Conferences & Trainings
  • Books & Videos
  • Resources Links
  • National Calendar of Events
  • Funding and Funders 


Download Article   Contact the National Resource Center on Children & Families of the Incarcerated


For additional resources on children of inmates go to:

NIC's Children of Incarcerated Parents Web Page
NIC's Working With Families of Offenders Web Page

Posted Mon, Sep 29 2014 8:10 AM by Anonymous


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