Intervention

Families in Touch: Visits to Youth Prisons
The goal of this program is to ensure that the young women who are incarcerated at the Illinois Youth Center in Warrenville (a youth prison) have continued support and get regular visits from family members. This initiative seeks to provide support for families to overcome transportation barriers that impede visitation. The program recruits and trains volunteer drivers who help keep families in touch and in doing so help support communities impacted by incarceration.

The goal is to ensure that the young women who are incarcerated get regular visits from family members

This project is coordinated by former NIA intern and current volunteer Tobin Shelton. For more information or to volunteer, e-mail chicagofamiliesintouch@gmail.com.

For more information about Project NIA:

Mariame Kaba
mariame@project-nia.org
773-392-5165