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Bureau of Prisons Holds Universal Children's Day

December 16, 2013

The first weekend in December, the Bureau of Prisons held its first Universal Children's Day. The nationwide event provided an opportunity for inmates to deepen bonds with their visiting children through arts and crafts, worship services, parenting workshops, and other activities. Each institution provided a family toolkit, including parenting tips and materials to help the children understand, express, and cope with feelings about having incarcerated parents. Nearly 8,500 children visited more than 4,000 federal inmates during the event.


Learn more about resources and support for children of incarcerated parents.

Read about federal efforts to support children of incarcerated parents in the September/October issue of OJJDP News @ a Glance.