It’s important to provide all children the necessary attention, love, and care, however, children with parents who are incarcerated have their own unique struggles. Children of incarcerated parents face their own specific and complex concerns and threats to their emotional, physical, educational, and financial well-being. The National Institute of Justice reports “children whose parents are involved in the criminal justice system, in particular, face a host of challenges and difficulties: psychological strain, antisocial behavior, suspension, or expulsion from school, economic hardship, and criminal activity”. The lack of systemic support and affection for children who endure disconnection from the parent or parents who are away in jail are grossly intense.
Our 2nd Annual All Children are Equal Genesee County Jail Toy Drive; hosted by The Genesee County Ambassadors, The Lenore Croudy Family Life Center, and Motherly Intercession; we want to develop holiday gifting for our youth so that we address generational incarceration early on. We want to ensure that our children not suffer from the implications of intergenerational parental incarceration.
Please share the attached flyer among your network, friends, family, and social media platforms to encourage gifts and donations so that we can create a remarkable holiday for 500 plus children who have a mother and/or father residing in the Genesee County Jail. Please let me know if you have any questions, thank you again.