A meeting was held at Rosedale Library on August 11, in order to introduce the program that is presented by Children of Imprisoned Parents International (COIPI)

A meeting was held at Rosedale Library on August 11, in order to introduce the program that is presented by Children of Imprisoned Parents International (COIPI)

Our Discussion-Group Program offers inexpensive support, and can provide benefit children psychologically and help them to promote and develop their social and psychological well-being by providing a stable and consistent support from a parent/caregiver and execute their parenting role through quality contact with their child.

One of the goals of our Discussion-Group Program is to assist communities in improving outcomes for high-risk populations. Breaking the circle of crime, improving social behavior and controlling the  aggressive behavior are some of these outcomes. Our program is dedicated to the creation of obtainable solutions that meet the needs of children who are impacted by parental incarceration.

It addresses family functions such as effective parenting, quality family relations, general and specific communications, emotional support, monitoring, and co-parenting. It is important to examine children’s experiences with parental incarceration because children have varying needs throughout the incarceration process.

Throughout the arrest, sentencing, imprisonment, and possible reentry, the COIPI Discussion-Group Program will identify the issues and solutions to each process. A critical component of the program is to raise awareness of the adverse effects the criminal justice process may have on children.

You can read the report of the program here.