CT Proposed Bills of Interest to CIP
There are several proposed bills that, if passed, would likely impact CIP. The attached is a partial list of the bills the Initiative is watching during this 2015 legislative session. However, General Assembly deadlines are fast approaching with many of the proposed (including P.H.B. 6479 "Family Impact" and P.H.B. 6564 "The Rights of Incarcerated Parents") not moving. We will keep watching with the hope to have the opportunity to testify during public hearings. If public hearings are scheduled for any of the bills we are watching we will post it here! So come back often to check!Bills of interest to CIP.pdf
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IMRP RFP Announcement!
IMRP RFP 2015-50: Development and implementation of a mentoring model regarding children with incarcerated parents
IMRP has released this RFP seeking proposals from Connecticut providers interested in developing and then implementing a mentoring model designed specifically for children with incarcerated parents.
This is a formal RFP process, so please read the attached closely so you can follow instructions for submitting questions and proposals.
As indicated in the RFP announcement, questions will be accepted until March 31st and proposals are due by May 20th. Please send this to others that may be interested in applying!2015-50 Announcement.pdf
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Contribute to the knowledge on children with incarcerated parents - participate in a study on daughters with incarcerated fathers!
Study on Effects of Paternal Incarceration on Daughters
To participate in this Columbia University study, participants must:
-Identify as Black or African-American
-Be a female who is at least 18 years of age
-Have a father who was/is incarcerated for a drug-related offense while the daughter was under the age of 18
-Have lived with their father prior to his incarceration
If you meet the above and are interested, open the PDF attachment to learn about compensation for your time and how to contact the researcher.Dissertation Flyer Handout - September 2[...]
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CTCIP is dedicated to providing information that may be helpful to those with a loved one in a Connecticut correctional facility. Hopefully through the sharing of information and personal
experiences, this website will offer support to those affected by incarceration. This resource is for parents and caregivers who are facing a prison sentence, as well as for those returning home from
a term of incarceration, their children, their children's remaining caregiver, other loved ones, volunteers and staff who work with or on behalf of children with a parent incarcerated, policymakers,
advocates, and researchers.
Click here to listen to Connecticut children discuss what it is like for them to have a parent in prison.
Children of Incarcerated Parents: A Bill of Rights
1. I have the right TO BE KEPT SAFE AND INFORMED AT THE TIME OF MY PARENT’S ARREST.
2. I have the right TO BE HEARD WHEN DECISIONS ARE MADE ABOUT ME
3. I have the right TO BE CONSIDERED WHEN DECISIONS ARE MADE ABOUT MY PARENT.
4. I have the right TO BE WELL CARED FOR IN MY PARENT’S ABSENCE.
5. I have the right TO SPEAK WITH, SEE AND TOUCH MY PARENT.
6. I have the right TO SUPPORT AS I STRUGGLE WITH MY PARENT’S INCARCERATION.
7. I have the right NOT TO BE JUDGED, BLAMED OR LABELED BECAUSE OF MY PARENT’S INCARCERATION.
8. I have the right TO A LIFELONG RELATIONSHIP WITH MY PARENT.
Published by the San Francisco Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership in 2005