Coordinating Council on Children with Incarcerated Parents (CCCwIP)

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get help to take care of a relative whose parent is incarcerated?

Help is available and there are links in the resources section.

There are several places to get help and more information for taking care of child who has an incarcerated parent. Two good places to start are the warm-lines and websites of:

Can a child of an incarcerated parent visit his or her parent in prison?

Yes, visiting between a child and a parent is important to keep and improve the bond during this time of separation and to also prepare for when a parent will return to their family and their community.  Support and information are available and there are links in the resources section.

There are several places to get information: