For Families

With each of our initiatives, we continue to explore, question, research, and promote viable solutions that will strengthen families and improve the lives of children affected by parental incarceration.


CIC sends emails at least once a month with information about family friendly events and activities in the Twin Cities, as well as information specifically for families impacted by incarceration.

NEW! Online Resources for Eating Well, Staying Active and Continuing Education During Social Isolation During COVID-19

YMCA Summer Camp

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the YMCA/CIC collaborative summer camp will not be offered during the summer of 2020. CIC is offering free camps to families who participated in the 2019 YMCA summer camp as well as YMCA Family Camp. Email for more information.

International Research

CIC looks to international initiatives for best practices, impactful laws, and successful programming. We recognize that foreign governments and organizations are conducting extensive research and creating cutting-edge programs with the goal of promoting the best interests of children whose parents are incarcerated. Such programs inform and inspire CIC’s advocacy efforts.