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