It is the mission of Children of Inmates Incorporated to help foster a greater future for our youth. Our goal is to interrupt inter-generational incarceration. We assure that children with incarcerated parents have opportunities to be cared for and are supported in their development by responsible adults, helping professionals, and others in their communities.
The Service Network for Children of Inmates is a coalition of ten organizations in Florida with a mission of assuring that children with an incarcerated parent will have opportunities to be cared for and supported in their development by responsible adults, helping professionals, and others in their communities. Such opportunities are essential at each developmental stage for these children to have safe passage to adulthood. In doing so, we expect to help interrupt generation-to-generation antisocial behaviors, delinquency and incarceration.
Since its inception in 2007, Since our program initiated, more than 4,500 children have been touched by the compassion, hard work and dedication of our staff and volunteers. Close to 2,500 children have received in-depth care coordination. And, in all, more than 6,000 children have attended our Family Bonding Visits to 20 different correctional institutions across Florida. The Network has received over 3,000 referrals from incarcerated parents and other sources, located and contact over 2,500 of those referrals and provided care coordination services to over 2,500. The Network has garnered the attention of the news media as evidenced by three articles in the Miami Herald, media coverage from channel 4 and channel 10, a National Public Radio showcase as well as being featured in the Time Magazine.