Our Mission

Our mission is to research, identify, and implement solutions to enhance the lives of children affected by a parent’s incarceration. We urge those working in the Minnesota legal system to consider the child-parent relationship during sentencing and advocate for alternatives to separating children from parents in immigration proceedings. Using applied research, we aim to reduce the number of parents sent to prisons and jails. We directly support the development and well-being of their children by expanding resources, developing enrichment programs, and collaborating with community organizations.