Take Action

Get involved and support children of incarcerated parents today! See below for action items to see and support children of incarcerated parents every day

2. Get Involved

Join the See Us, Support Us Network


 

Follow SUSU on Social Media



 

Enter the art contest & encourage other children/young adults who experienced parental incarceration to do the same

3. Support Legislation

FAMILIES Act

Federal judges would be able consider diverting parents and caregivers to alternatives to incarceration. Learn more.

Protect In-Person Visiting in New York

State bill S2841A/A4250A would require prisons and jails to offer in-person visits, ensuring in-person visiting is not replaced with video conferencing. Learn more.

VICTORY! The New York Proximity law was implemented in Dec 2021

Incarcerated parents can now apply to be placed in a prison close to their minor children that meets their security and programming needs. Let incarcerated parents know about this new law so they can ask their ORC (counselor) how to apply for a transfer. To learn more, contact nyinitiave@osborneny.org

1. Learn how to see and support children of incarcerated parents

Use humanizing language when speaking about people impacted by incarceration.
 

Visit the SUSU Resource Toolkit to learn about preparing to visit, creating affirming spaces, promising practices, and more.

Attend the Arizona State University Children of Incarcerated Parents virtual conference in April 2022.

Visit the Educator Toolkit if you work in education.



 

Include children's books about parental incarceration in waiting areas, libraries, and schools.