Organization for and about families of prisoners. We offer information, training and technical assistance on children of prisoners, prison visiting, incarcerated fathers and mothers, hospitality programs, keeping in touch, returning to the community, the impact of the justice system on families, and prison marriage.
Our mission is to foster public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families. In pursuit of this goal, the Foundation makes grants that help states, cities, and neighborhoods fashion more innovative, cost-effective responses to these needs.
Advocates for public policy and private programs that will improve the lives of children and families in the state of Alabama.
Join Together Online (JTO)
We have long been a pioneer in using the internet to support people working on substance abuse and gun violence issues.
The Children’s Defense Fund Action Council’s newsletter on the Movement to Leave No Child Behind®.
We help families and educators maximize the benefits and minimize the harm of mass media on children through research, education and advocacy.
We provide information and resources on both general areas of interest about juvenile justice and delinquency including conferences, funding opportunities, new publications and the comprehensive strategy for communities to combat youth crime.