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Big Brothers Big Sisters Amachi Program
450 E. John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 100
Irving, TX 75062
Gives children with incarcerated parents additional support. Amachi Program connects children with role models from all walks of life, but particularly those from local religious organizations. Houses of worship and their members are able to provide a safe, stable environment for children to develop into responsible young men and women.

Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers
740 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
Gives legal advice, negotiates on the behalf of prisoners and provides in-court representation for family-related matters. CLAIM advocates for policies and programs that benefit families of imprisoned mothers and reduce incarceration of women and girls.

Families Against Mandatory Minimums
1100 H Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, D.C. 20005
Works to end unjust mandatory minimum sentencing laws, as well as to change U.S. policy toward drug laws. Also helps prepare clemency petitions for federal prisoners.

Girl Scouts Beyond Bars
Girl Scouts of the USA
420 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10018
Allows incarcerated mothers and their daughters to spend positive time together to break the incarceration cycle and enhance the bond between mother and daughter. Not all Girl Scout councils have GSBB, but many do.

National Indian Child Welfare Association
5100 SW Macadam Ave., Suite 300
Portland, OR 97230
Assists Native American prisoners in navigating custody issues.

National Resource Center on Children & Families of the Incarcerated
93 Old York Rd., Suite 1 #510
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Offers information, training and technical assistance for incarcerated fathers and mothers and for children of prisoners, on parenting programs for prisoners, prison visiting, hospitality programs, keeping in touch, returning to the community, the impact of the justice system on families, and prison marriage.


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