Kids of Incarcerated Parents (K.I.P.) Care Program


The Second Chances program established the Kids of Incarcerated Parents (KIP) Care program component in 2001. This component was established to help children who have experienced an absentee parent due to incarceration. The program staff works closely with the families to break the cycle of generational incarceration. The program is open to children between the ages of 5-17 who have fathers and/or mothers with non-violent felonies and/or misdemeanors convictions.


  • Work with students and parents to ehance academic achievement by providing both individual and group sessions. Engage children through community service oppurtunities, projects and monthly workshops. Provide parents and caregivers with services and resources (i.e. workshops and seminars). Provide children with workshops on goal setting and decision making for financial literacy and healthy relationships.

K.I.P. Care Program


For Children:

  • Enhancement and workshops
  • Educational Counseling
  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Tutoring Services
  • Cultural Outings
  • 10 Week Leaders of Tomorrow Summer Camp

For the Parents:

  • Parenting and Communication Training
  • Career Counseling Services
  • Transitional Services
  • Advocacy Workshops

The K.I.P. Care Program takes a holistic approach providing services for parents, caregivers, and child(ren).

K.I.P. Care Program


To improve parent/child relationships and family stabilization

Reduce recidivism among formerly incarcerated parents

Improve academic performance

Parental incarceration creates additional challenges for children and families often resulting in:

Financial instability and hardships.

Unhealthy family relationships and unstable households

School behavioral problems and poor academic performance

Shame, social and institutional stigma

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