Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $683,000)
This program will promote and expand services in detention and correctional facilities to incarcerated individuals and their minor children younger than age 18, and provide services to children of incarcerated parents by facilitating access to services that support their needs. This program will provide states and localities with funding to implement positive family engagement strategies and activities that address the needs of incarcerated parents and their minor children.
The Vanderburgh County Community Corrections will use funding to increase successful reintegration into the community and thereby reduce recidivism. The Department of Indiana Corrections (DOC) currently provides programing in the prisons that address economics, stress, family, health and wellness, substance abuse and addictions recovery, budgeting, education, employment, and access to community resources. This project will leverage the DOC programs and improve services for incarcerated parents and their children by developing strategies to coordinate existing services and developing additional services fostering positive family engagement, reduce violence, and have a positive effect on generational incarceration and poverty. CA/NCF