"Incarcerated Parents Project" Holds Kick-Off Event Tomorrow to Strengthen Bonds Between Inmates and Children Through Visitation

Friends Outside in Los Angeles County, in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, is hosting a kick-off event for the “Incarcerated Parents Project” (IPP) at the Century Regional Detention Center on Thursday, June 17th from 1 to 3 p.m. The program is designed to introduce community leaders to IPP; explain how the agencies involve facilitate visitation between incarcerated parents and their children and what that looks like.

This project is one of very few in the country that promotes family bonds between children of inmates and their incarcerated parents who qualify for services. The goal is to promote the family reunification services for children in foster care in families with parental incarceration through services that include the following: supervised visitation; assistance to complete case plans with Dependency Court; liaison support between incarcerated parents and their Children’s Social Workers; and, supportive services for children and their caregivers.

There will be a tour of Century Regional Detention Facility immediately following Program. Tour participants need to be cleared in advance.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 (1:00 – 3:00 p.m.)
Century Regional Detention Facility

11705 South Alameda Street
Lynwood, CA 90262