COIPI envisions the children of incarcerated parents reaching their highest level of development, free from the burden of parental absence.
Children Of Imprisoned Parents International

Resources & Outreach

  • In Urmia Women’s Prison: Violence against children, a credibility issue for authorities
    Hamed Farmand, Children’s Rights Activist and president of Children of Imprisoned Parents International In the Women’s ward of Urmia Prison, not only do children witness violence and heated arguments among adults, but sometimes they themselves become the target of violence. Many adult prisoners cannot tolerate the noise and commotion created by children. Additionally, adults struggling…
  • Amazing Experience With Children of Incarcerated Parents in Keezletown, VA
    From June 26 to July 1, 2016, around 60 boys and girls of incarcerated parents, ages 7 to 12, gathered together at Camp Overlook in Keezletown, Virginia, to attend the All God’s Children Camp at the Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church.  This is a program created to support the children of incarcerated parents through…
  • Workshop for Parents with recent Imprisonment Experience
    COIPI’s LCSW-facilitated peer coaching model is designed to offer a series of short, highly focused meetings in which each participant has dedicated time to work on his or her real-life goals or challenges. Members exchange useful coaching and materials to produce action and reflection. Each member takes relevant and realistic actions between meetings. Parents and…
  • The Moth Story: Dirt
    “Don’t be scared, little one,” the first soldier said. My hand was in one of my father’s fists. I wasn’t scared, but I didn’t like how he looked at me as if I was a little boy. I didn’t go to school, but I wasn’t a little boy. I was watching the second soldier, who…
  • Advocating for Children with Incarcerated Parents
    Speech for the Criminal Community Justice Board (CCJB) meeting Hamed Farmand, president of Children of Imprisoned Parents International Thank you so much for having me. It is my honor to talk with you about one of the most vulnerable populations; children with incarcerated parents. Last summer, for the second time, I attended a summer camp.…