ID: NEWS-150523 15 May 2023

ICPA offers free resource on International Day of Families to promote family-focused initiatives in correctional facilities

ICPA is offering a free article from the popular Advancing Corrections Journal to mark International Day of Families.

On International Day of Families, we think about the impact that imprisonment has across generations and the significance that evidence-based programs can have for people in custody and their children. To promote the importance of family-focused initiatives within correctional facilities, the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) offers a free article from the thirteenth edition of our popular Advancing Corrections Journal.   

The article, Creating a coordinated system of Care for Mother-baby Pairs Transitioning from a prison nursery to their home community, written by Ashley Mager et al. from Indiana University, USA, provides insights into the challenges faced by incarcerated mothers with newborns and offers solutions on how to create a coordinated system of care for mother-baby pairs transitioning from a prison nursery to their home community. It emphasizes the need for collaboration between correctional facilities, community-based organizations, and healthcare providers to ensure that mothers and babies receive the care and support they require during and after incarceration.  

We hope that correctional professionals and researchers will take advantage of this free resource and share it widely with their networks. By working together, we can promote the well-being of families affected by incarceration and ensure that they receive the support and resources they need to thrive.