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Family members who become instant caregivers when a parent is imprisoned are not prepared for the task of raising a young child. Ambassadors for Hope and the RMO (ReEntry Management Organization) have prepared a manual to help new caregivers.

Download the Manual Here

Included in the manual are many of the questions children ask, tips for caregivers, and suggestions on how the child might keep in contact with their parents. The Manual will be a great to help to new caregivers.


Lancaster County Prison Information

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Other Resources

Van Jones: How Prisons Hurt Communities

Children of Prisoners Library
The CPL provides free information sheets designed for people serving children of prisoners and their caregivers. Topics include Facts & Issues, Materials for Caregivers, and Materials for Health Care Providers.

Sesame Street Videos and Activities for Kids
Little Children, Big Challenge provides much-needed resources for families with young children as they encounter the difficult changes and transitions that come with a parent's incarceration.

Search the Pennsylvania 2-1-1 Database
Have a need and can't figure out where to get help? Call 2-1-1 or search the online database for Lancaster County.

Children of Incarcerated Parents: A Bill of Rights
Ambassadors for Hope believes all children have these rights and advocate for these rights. Created by the San Francisco Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership.

National Resource Center of Children and Families of the Incarcerated
The mission of the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated at Rutgers Camden is to raise awareness about the needs and concerns of the children of the incarcerated and their families