Resource Directory

Action for Prisoners' Families

Action for Prisoners' Families promotes the just treatment of prisoners' families by the prison system and society across the UK. It encourages the development of, and acts as a voice for, organizations providing support to these families.


Amachi is a collaborative effort to provide mentoring to a very special group of Philadelphia's children and youth- those with a parent currently or formerly incarcerated. Amachi is a partnership of churches, the Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Association, the Center for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society and the Robert A. Fox Leadership program at the University of Pennsylvania, and public/private ventures.

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Since 1948, the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) has worked to build better futures for disadvantaged children and their families in the United States. The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families.

Assisting Families of Inmates, Inc.

The mission of Assisting Families of Inmates, Inc. (formerly Prison Family Support Services) is to help families preserve and strengthen positive relationships with relatives incarcerated in Virginia's state correctional centers. Through a continuum of direct informational and support services, AFOI helps families cope with the incarceration and prepare for release and reunification.


We understand the importance of keeping Arizona inmates connected with their families. We also understand the family need for reliable, affordable, and dependable transportation. The AZ-DOC FAMILY TRANSPORT team is excited about keeping Loved Ones connected. Keeping families together is what we do..........Let us get you there .......

Bethesda Family Services Foundation

BFSF is a nonprofit agency with the mission of healing hearts and changing lives. We accomplish this mission in a variety of ways, all focusing on relational healing and family reconciliation. We offer our services of training and consultation to other providers who understand that our model will change the environment of their overall programs, bringing peace, order and compliance, while facilitating a therapeutic journey that results in lasting change.

Canadian Families and Corrections Network

A Canadian not for profit organization that encourages the development of policies, practices and programs that enable prisoners and their families to build holistic family and community relations.

Center for Children of Incarcerated Parents

Our mission is the prevention of intergenerational crime and incarceration. Our goals are the production of high quality documentation on and the development of model services for children of criminal offenders and their families.


The Centerforce mission is to strengthen individuals and families affected by incarceration through a comprehensive system of education and support. Centerforce provides services for prisoners, ex-prisoners, and family members of prisoners through direct services, its annual conference, and through consultation and training for government agencies, community-based organizations and correctional facilities across the country and internationally.

Child Support Publications

The Center for Policy Research is a non-profit corporation established in 1981 to work with public and private sector service providers to conduct research to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of human service agencies, and the justice, health and education systems. Includes resources incarcerated parents.

Child Welfare League of America

CWLA was created in 2001 through a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Corrections at the U.S. Department of Justice and was operated by CWLA. During the last four years, the center has collected and disseminated information, developed resources, provided training and technical assistance, and greatly increased public awareness about the needs and concerns of the children and families of the incarcerated.

ConsCallHome - Secure Inmate Calls

ConsCallHome helps people save money on inmate phone calls. Since 2008, ConsCallHome has been helping the families and friends of inmates save money on inmate calling.

Dearest Mom's Home Forum

This support site is for moms who have a grown child in the prison system. Need support and complete understanding? Post a message on one of our multiple message boards. A member mom will answer you today! It's a safe haven to come too, and no one will ask you any questions.

Families in Crisis in Connecticut

When offenders are arrested and go to jail, they're not the only ones affected - their families are too. Our agency was founded to stabilize the family in crisis and to provide meaningful opportunities for change. We focus on the dynamics of the family unit and the significant role that family relationships play to help offenders rebuild their lives. Our services are an important addition to the criminal justice system's own efforts to reduce crime and to prepare offenders to be productive members of their communities.

Families to Amend California's Three Strikes

FACTS' major purpose is to amend the 3-Strikes law in California so it is only applicable to violent felonies. Nearly 75% of 2nd and 50% of 3rd strikes within California are for non-violent offenses.

Families With Loved Ones In Prison

FLIP is a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining strong family relationships in Florida's prison families. The purpose of our organization is to help reestablish and repair broken family ties brought on by incarceration. Many prison families express their desire to re-establish and repair broken family ties.

Family Justice

Family Justice draws on the unique strengths of families and neighborhoods to break cycles of involvement with the criminal justice system. In pursuing this mission, Family Justice assists government and communities by providing direct services, testing new methodology that promotes change, delivering training and consulting to encourage use of its methods, and serving as a resource for both the criminal justice field and the general public.

Focus on the Family is dedicated to nurturing and defending families worldwide.

Federal Prison: A Survival Guide & Reference

Practical advice to ease the uncertainty, depression and pain of family members and the person destined to spend time in a Federal Prison.

Hope House

Hope House offers programs to prisoners and their families aimed at decreasing recidivism and keeping incarcerated men connected to the community. Our goal is to create programs that strengthen ties between District inmates who are incarcerated in prisons outside the D.C. area and their families in Washington; To advocate for and raise the level of awareness of the general public about inmates and their concerns; and To create programs for the children and families of D.C. prisoners.

Inmate Calling Guide - written by

Provided by ConsCallHome, this is a free resource that teaches the families and friends of inmates how to receive telephone calls from an inmate. The inmate calling guide also includes tips on receiving cheap jail calls, talking to a federal inmate and setting up a local number with ConsCallHome.

Inmate FAQ

If you have any question about: where your loved one is incarcerated, what's his inmate number, how can you send him money, what's the parole process like, and more, post the questions and you'll get an answer. It's as easy as that. G-d Bless!


The Living Interactive Family Education (LIFE) program is an enhanced visitation program at the Potosi Correctional Center (PCC), a maximum security prison in Mineral Point, Missouri. The LIFE program was developed jointly between the incarcerated fathers and local 4-H staff to address the needs of children of incarcerated parents.

Lady Scrape Kay Carpool Inc. {LSK}

Offering to transport those who wish to visit incarcerated inmates throughout California; Parts of Arizona, Mississippi & Oklahoma.

Legal Services for Prisoners With Children

LSPC advocates for the human rights and empowerment of incarcerated parents, children, family members and people at risk for incarceration. We respond to requests for information, trainings, technical assistance, litigation, community activism and the development of more advocates. Our focus is on women prisoners and their families, and we emphasize that issues of race are central to any discussion of incarceration.

National Center on Fathers and Families

NCOFF was established in 1994 at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania with core support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. An interdisciplinary policy research center, NCOFF is dedicated to research and practice that expands the knowledge base on father involvement and family development, and that informs policy designed to improve the well-being of children.

National Fatherhood Initiative

National Fatherhood Initiative's mission is to improve the well being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers. We accomplish our mission through: Educating and inspiring all Americans, especially fathers, through public awareness campaigns, research, and other resources; equipping and developing leaders of national, state, and community fatherhood initiatives through curricula, training, and technical assistance; and engaging every sector of society through strategic alliances and partnerships.

National Latino Father and Family Institute

The National Latino Fatherhood and Family Institute brings together nationally recognized leaders in the fields of Latino health, education, social services, and community outreach. Our mission is to build upon Latino cultural strengths and traditions and offer a path for men of all ages to become Un Hombre Noble, or a Noble Man.


The National Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families is the national individual membership organization whose mission is to build the profession of practitioners working to increase the responsible involvement of fathers in the lives of their children. NPNFF's programs and services are designed to foster communication, promote professionalism, and enhance collaboration among individuals working with fathers and fragile families.

Prison Mail

Create messages on the website (like emails) and they will convert your messages to a physical letter and mail it directly to your loved one.

Prison Wire - Inmate Forum, Blogs, & News is a online forum community for the families and friends of inmates. We share inmate news, jail advice and prison videos.

Prisoners of Love

Prisoners of Love is a book, a newsletter, and a web site, written and produced with the support of friends and families of the incarcerated to serve those families with dignity, love and respect.

Prisoners' Wives Girlfriends and Partners

The mission of PWGP is to address the needs of those with an incarcerated partner, serve as a resource for families, provide opportunities for advocacy and collaborate with the community to enhance public awareness to eliminate stigma. PWGP promotes healthy relationships through education, support, and fellowship, preparing partners for reintegration and reunification, working under the belief that keeping families together aids in reducing recidivism.

Strengthening America's Families

Strengthening America's Families: Effective Family Programs for Prevention of Delinquency provides a wealth of information about family strengthening programs. The programs in this booklet are divided into categories based upon the degree, quality and outcomes of research associated with them. You will also find a program matrix. This may be helpful to you in determining "at a glance" which programs may best meet your community needs. We hope you find this information beneficial as you search for outstanding family-based programs for the prevention of juvenile delinquency and substance abuse in your community.

Texas Inmate Families Association

TIFA supports, educates, and advocates for families of the incarcerated. Of major concern to TIFA is the impact of parental incarceration on their very young children.

The Center for Children of Incarcerated Parents

The Center for Children of Incarcerated Parents [CCIP] was founded in1989 by Denise Johnston and Katherine Gabel. Our mission is the prevention of intergenerational crime and incarceration. Our goals are the production of high quality documentation on and the development of model services for children of criminal offenders and their families.

Wings Ministry

The goal of the Wings Ministry is to connect spouses, caregivers, and children of inmates with the nurturing and supporting relationships of Christian people in local churches.

Wisconsin Council on Children & Families

The mission of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, WCCF or the Council, is to ensure that every child in Wisconsin grows up in a just and nurturing family and community. The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families was established in 1881 as the Wisconsin Conference on Charities and Corrections. For well over a century, the organization has focused on improving conditions for families and children through policy change, expanded public investments and public education that lead to improvements in outcomes and practices in the delivery of publicly funded health care, education, workforce development and social services.

Zoukis Prison Resources

ZPR is an unbiased, non-partisan prison consulting group offering resources for those going to prison or getting out of prison, as well as prison consultants and criminal defense attorneys.