LITTLE CHILDEN, BIG CHALLENGES

A SENTENCE APART follows three individuals coping with a family member in prison, attempting to bridge broken relationships, and diligently working to reverse the generational cycle of incarceration.

LITTLE CHILDREN, BIG CHALLENGES: INCARCERATION Sesame Street uses their unique voice to connect with children facing parents who are incarcerated. A touching video that reaches children in a way that only Sesame Street can.

DANIEL BEATY shares his how his life was impacted growing up with his father in prison and how he came out on the other side with his powerful poem, Knock, Knock

AGENCIES HELPING FAMILIES IMPACTED BY INCARCERATION IN THE

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

CENTER FOR YOUNG WOMEN'S DEVELOPMENT is a nonprofit run and lead by young women, including programs targeted for currently and formerly incarcerated juvenile women and mothers.
CONTACT: 1550 Bryant #700, San Francisco, CA 94103, PH: 415.703.8800, http://cywd.org

 

CENTERFORCE provides services to incarcerated people and their families at state prisons and jails throughout Northern and Central California. 

CONTACT: 1904 Franklin Street Suite #418 Oakland, California 94612, PH:(510) 834-3457, https://www.centerforce.ngo/

 

COMMUNITY WORKS WEST provides services in the SF Bay Area for families impacted by incarceration including performance arts, parenting and family strengthening, restorative justice initiatives for youth and adults, and youth leadership training.
CONTACT: 110 Broadway, Oakland CA, 94607, PH: 510-268-8116, FAX: 510-268-8132, http://communityworkswest.org/

FRIENDS OUTSIDE is a statewide nonprofit agency that provides visiting services at prisons throughout California, as well as other supportive services throughout California.  Chapters are located in Los Angeles, Orange County, Santa Cruz, Sonoma, and Stanislaus.
CONTACT: State Office, 620 North Aurora St., Suite 2, Stockton, CA 95202, PH: 209.955.0701, FAX: 209.955.0735,   http://friendsoutside.org/

​GET ON THE BUS/CENTER FOR RESTORATIVE JUSTICE WORKS is a statewide nonprofit agency that provides free bus service for children and their caregivers to visit their parents in prisons throughout California.
CONTACT: 5411 Camelia Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91601, PH: 818.980.7714, http://holyfamily.org/get-on-the-bus/

LEGAL SERVICES FOR PRISONERS WITH CHILDREN is a statewide nonprofit which advocates for the civil rights of incarcerated parents and their family.
CONTACT: 1540 Market St, Ste 490, SF, CA 94103, PH;415.255.7036, http://www.prisonerswithchildren.org

NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER ON CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OF THE INCARCERATED raises awareness about the needs and concerns of the children of the incarcerated and their families by: Disseminating research, strengthening policy and practice, and training those working in the field.
CONTACT: NRCCFI at Rutgers–Camden 405-7 Cooper St. Room 103  Camden, NJ 08102 PH: 856.225.2718 nrccfi.camden.rutgers.edu

POPS THE CLUB To provide a safe space for high school students who are struggling with the pain of the prison system and to nourish those students in body and spirit, offering support, community, and opportunities for expression.
CONTACT: http://popstheclub.com/

PROJECT AVARY provides a free summer camp and school year enrichment programs for Bay Area children of incarcerated parents.
CONTACT: 1623 5th Ave San Rafael, CA 94903, PH: 415.382.8699, http://projectavary.com

UCSF BENIOFF CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OAKLAND
CONTACT: 747 52nd Street, Oakland, CA 94609,  Direct: 510-428-8402 | Main: 510-428-3408 |Fax: 510-238-9764 www.childrenshospitaloakland.org

ONLINE RESOURCES

CALIFORNIA / SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

ProjectWHAT! (Updated May 2008). Resource Guide for a Teen with a Parent in Jail or Prison. Berkeley, CA: Community Works Westhttp://www.communityworkswest.org/index.php/project-what/44

Friends Outside/California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and Friends Outside. How to Explain Jails and Prisons to Children – A Caregiver’s Guide. http://www.f2f.ca.gov/res/pdf/HowToExplainJails.pdf

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children – “Incarcerated Parents Manual” and “Manual for Grandparent-Relative Caregivers and their Advocates”
http://www.prisonerswithchildren.org/ordform.htm

Baby Mamas United (2008). It’s My Life: A Young Mother’s Guide to Surviving the System. San Francisco, CA: Center for Young Women’s Development.
http://cywd.org/Brochure/MyLifeChoseMe.pdf

ARCHIVES

MULTIMEDIA

A SENTENCE APART

DANIEL BEATY: KNOCK, KNOCK