Safeguarding the health and well-being of the children of an incarcerated parent in Allegheny County, Pa.
The Foundation's Local Initiative Funding Partners Program is a matching grants program designed to establish partnerships between the Foundation and local grantmakers in support of innovative, community-based projects that improve health and health care for underserved and vulnerable populations.To alleviate the adversity experienced by the children of incarcerated men and women, this public/private partnership works to address the child's psychosocial needs, prevent family deterioration resulting from separation, and make the experience of visitation less traumatic. Most importantly, this comprehensive re-entry program aims to reduce the number of children who experience the re-incarceration of a parent. Beginning six months before release and continuing for one year afterward, the parent and family are included as equal partners on a new Re-entry Team staffed with Family Specialists, service coordinators, and a probation liaison.
Amount Awarded $499,604.00
Awarded on: 6/21/2010
Time frame: 7/1/2010 - 12/31/2013
Grant Number: 67912