SUSU Resource Toolkit
This toolkit is meant to guide anyone who wants to see and support children of incarcerated parents
Resources on Visiting
Resources on Children of Incarcerated Parents
New York State DOCCS Visitor and Family Resources
This handbook was designed to help family members understand more about the New York State correctional system when visiting an incarcerated family member.
Video Visiting at The Osborne Association
Video visits are available in some NYS prisons and Rikers Island jails. Video visits help children maintain connections with their parent in between in-person visits
SUSU 2019 Youth Listening Session Summary
Summary of the See Us, Support Us Youth Listening Session convened in NYC during SUSU 2019. We heard from 8 brave young people about their experiences and recommendations for addressing the unique needs of children whose parents are in the criminal justice system
Creating Affirming Spaces
These guiding tips will help you create a safer space where children and families feel comfortable expressing their emotions without feeling judged, blamed, or labeled.
Words Matter Guide
Join our #WordsMatter campaign to use humanizing language to refer to PEOPLE and PARENTS who are incarcerated or have come home, and replace "visitation" with "visits" or "visiting"
Children of Incarcerated Parents Bill of Rights
Developed by the San Francisco Partnership for Children of Incarcerated Parents as a roadmap to safeguard children whose parents are involved in the criminal justice system
Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents Model Policy
A report and implementation toolkit on a model policy from the International Association of the Chiefs of Police, in conjunction with the Bureau of Justice Assistance
A Call to Action: Safeguarding New York’s Children of Incarcerated Parents
Recommendations for how to improve the lives and outcomes of New York’s children who have justice involved parents
Identifying and Supporting Children of Incarcerated Parents in Child Welfare
This report offers recommendations to guide the field in better attending to the needs children of incarcerated parents in the child welfare system.
National Resource Center for Children and Families of the Incarcerated at Rutgers University
NRCCFI is the oldest and largest organization in the U.S. focused on children and families of the incarcerated and programs that serve them
5 Reasons to #SupportVisiting
Join us in supporting children of incarcerated parents' right to visit and using humanizing and child-friendly language when speaking about visiting an incarcerated loved one.