2023 Word Cloud

1 in every 28 children in the United States has an incarcerated parent.*

In North Carolina, more than 20,000 children have a parent in prison. According to The Annie E. Casey Foundation, an estimated 160,000 children in the state have experienced parental incarceration and the resulting consequences.

Our Children’s Place of Coastal Horizons Center is a statewide program committed to the well-being of these children through advocacy, education, and outreach. 

 

sesame-incarceration-sm

In order to support children with an incarcerated parent and help them persevere through such a challenging experience, Sesame Workshop launched the Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration initiative. The bi-lingual (English/Spanish) resources include videos and a storybook for children to help support and comfort them, videos and guides for parents and caregivers to help them find the language to talk about incarceration with their children, and a resource for the incarcerated parent that highlights the importance of communication.

For more information, visit the Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration website or contact Our Children's Place. 

A Bill of Rights for the Children of Incarcerated Parents

bor-eng-1

The San Francisco Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (SFCIPP) created this downloadable bill of rights.  Click either link below to download your copy.

Latest News

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

If you'd like to support our programs, please check out our wish list!

P.S. The Parent Day banner has been donated already!
... See MoreSee Less

13 hours ago
If youd like to support our programs, please check out our wish list!

P.S. The Parent Day banner has been donated already!

Calling all knitters + crocheters! ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago
Calling all knitters + crocheters!

June had us in 4 locations across the state presenting to North Carolina Department of Adult Correction Local Reentry Councils about including children and families in their reentry conversations. We appreciated the invitation, the great conversations, and the thoughtful questions! www.dac.nc.gov/local-reentry-councils ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago
June had us in 4 locations across the state presenting to North Carolina Department of Adult Correction Local Reentry Councils about including children and families in their reentry conversations. We appreciated the invitation, the great conversations, and the thoughtful questions! https://www.dac.nc.gov/local-reentry-councils
Load more

Have You Seen Us?

We travel the state educating North Carolinians about the children of incarcerated parents.  Have we been in your neck of the woods?  Click here to find out!  If you'd like us to visit you next, let us know!

Upcoming Events

Interested in supporting OCP or buying one of our wonderful hats or other handcrafted goods?  Here's when and where you can!

Calendar of Events

M Mon

T Tue

W Wed

T Thu

F Fri

S Sat

S Sun

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,