Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $673,335)
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 Franklin County Office of Justice Policy and Programs will use funding to increase support for the needs of children of incarcerated parents through: connectivity for children and incarcerated parents; increasing parental knowledge of child development and parenting skills; reducing parental recidivism; reducing childrens truancy and entrance into the justice system; maintaining or increasing childrens academic performance; increasing children access to school counselors, school social workers, and/or school psychologists; and enhancing parent-child communication and interaction both during and post-release from incarceration. CA/NCF