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White House Blog Highlights New Strategies To Support Children of Incarcerated Parents

October 27, 2014

In a recent blog post on the White House Web site, Office of Justice Programs Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason and Roy L. Austin, Jr., Deputy Assistant to the President for the Office of Urban Affairs, Justice, and Opportunity, discuss new grants and resources to support children with incarcerated parents. These initiatives were announced at a White House event held on October 8, 2014. The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced two OJJDP grant awards: the Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents Demonstration Program and the Second Chance Act Strengthening Relationships Between Young Fathers and Their Children, which will provide reentry services to incarcerated fathers to promote a successful return to their families and communities. Other announcements included creation of the Bureau of Prisons Reentry Resources Division at DOJ and new resources from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to help incarcerated parents navigate their reentry and the child welfare system.

Resources:

Read the OJJDP report "Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents."

Visit the National Reentry Resource Center, administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.