for Children of Incarcerated parents. The social problem for which it was designed to
address is that of the effects of parental incarceration on children and families of the
incarcerated. Its’ target population, children and families of the incarcerated. This paper
will explore how services are provided and its source of funding. Additionally, it will
seek to provide an understanding of the roles of social workers and the social work
profession plays in the program. Finally, this paper will explore whether or not the
program is successful and identify any changes in policy and program that needs to be
made or improved.
The Center for Children of Incarcerated Parents (CCIP), is a California-based
non-profit organization dedicated to the “prevention of intergenerational crime and
incarceration”, (Center for Children of Incarcerated Parents, 2001). The process by
which this goal is obtained is through the “production of highly qualified documentation
on and the development of model services for children of criminal offenders and their
families”, (CCIP, ibid). Founded in 1989 by Denise Johnston and Katherine Gabel,
CCIPs has made tremendous contribution to the children and families of the incarcerated
and the social welfare system.
Center for Children of Incarcerated Parents, (2001).
was accredited in creating a variety of programs and educational projects to the incarcerated parents and those in the community. They created the Prison Parents’ Education Project (PPEP) for women being sent to the….Central California Woman’s Facility. They implemented family reunification servi...
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