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Network For Good
Our Children's Place (OCP) is a private nonprofit agency committed to the children of incarcerated parents. We strive to be the leading North Carolina advocate and educational resource focused on these children and the need for a statewide response to ensure their well-being. Our long-term goal is the creation of a residential facility that will allow young children to live with their mothers who are serving sentences for non-violent offenses.
Bill of Rights for Children of Incarcerated Parents
These are books that are written for children. If you know of others, please let us know. Thanks to Tristan's Quest for supplying the list!
- 1) There Are Some Real Special Kids In Our Class, 2) A Visit With Mommy, 3) A Visit With Daddy by Frank M. Black
- Our Gracie Aunt by Jacqueline Woodson
- When a Parent Goes to Jail: A Comprehensive Guide for Counseling Children of Incarcerated Parents by R.M. Yaffe and L.F.
- Mama Loves Me from Away by Pat Brisson
- Visiting Day by Jacquelin Woodson
- Help For Kids! Understanding Your Feelings About Having A Parent in Prison or Jail by Carole Gesme; for ages 6 and older
- What Will Happen To Me? by H. Zehr and L. Stutzman Amstutz; we had a copy at our symposium and community conversations
- What Is Jail, Mommy? by Jackie A. Stanglin
- Nine Candles by Maria Testa
- When Andy's Father Went to Prison by Martha Whitmore Hickman
We would like to thank the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Social Ministry Committee (Chapel Hill) for their support of this site's development.
Our Children's Place is licensed as a 501(c)(3)
and is recognized by the State of North Carolina.
Photography by Shannon Tennyson of Tennyson Photography
and Jackie Helvey of UniqueOrn Enterprises.