GENESIS 5020 FOUNDATION
The National Proponent for: Children of Incarcerated Parents, Children of Prisoners, Children of Offenders, Children of Inmates, Children of Criminals, Kids of Inmates, Kids of Prisoners, Kids of Criminals, Kids with Incarcerated Parents, CIP, ChIP, CHIP, Juvenile Delinquent, Juvenile Offender
BY THE NUMBERS...
1.7 - 2.7 million children...
The Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates that there are currently more than 1.7 million children in the United States with at least one of their parents incarcerated at the local, state, or federal level. *A Pew Charitable Trusts report estimates that number to be greater than 2.7 million children.
10 million (1 in 8) children...
Approximately 10 million children have experienced parental incarceration at some point in their lives.
4 children in EVERY classroom...
In the average classroom, four of the children have experienced the incarceration of at least one of their parents.
6 times more likely..
Children of incarcerated parents are six times more likely than their peers to be incarcerated during their lifetime.
The trauma associated with parental incarceration has been well-documented, and often includes one or more of the following:
Depression, Aggression, Low Self-Esteem, Poor Academic Performance, Truancy, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Substance Abuse, Teen Pregnancy, and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
The world's first residential program for children of incarcerated parents...set in the picturesque Rocky Mountains of Colorado.