Help Shape SFCIPP's Future in Challenging Times - a Note From Our Steering Committee
With so much change happening in the world SFCIPP is taking a minute to ask that YOU help us make plans for what's next. The ideas born in our meetings go on to create programs, policies, trainings, camps, therapy groups, not to mention countless visits between children and their parents. The work created by the SFCIPP organization is also sought out and respected by people throughout the country.
In the coming years we anticipate resources getting smaller and people's time becoming even more valuable. We need to hear from you. What should SFCIPP accomplish next? How can we best support our families and protect the accomplishments so far?
We are asking for 5 minutes of your time. Take the survey - it is quick and easy.
Thanks so much,
The SFCIPP Team
California Regulators are Pushing Back Against What Had Been a Growing Movement to End In-Person Visitation
The Board of State and Community Corrections voted Thursday to require that future jails include space for face-to-face visits. The board says five of the state's 58 counties have no in-person visits. Five more counties have no in-person visits in at least one jail, and 10 counties are building jails that will have no room for in-person contact.
The new regulation, adopted on a 7-2 vote, applies only to future jails, not the ones under construction.
Sheriffs have been shifting to video visitation that can save space, requires fewer employees and deters smuggling.
But the board and state lawmakers are encouraging personal visits that they say are healthier and promote rehabilitation.
Stay connected to what's happening with in-person visitation in CA jails through the Strengthening Family Connections: In-person visitation Facebook page.
Also of interest - Face-to-Face Family Visits Return to Some Jails
An article by By Mindy Fetterman in Stateline (Please read the entire article here.)
Change the Narrative for Immigrant Justice, Make California an Immigrant Refugee State
Governor Jerry Brown can ensure that California becomes the first state to truly stand against a Trump administration by signing and supporting SB54 (the California Values Act), SB29 (Dignity Not Detention) and SB6 (Due Process for All).
Tip Sheet for Youth: Youth Supporting Fellow Youth Who Have an Incarcerated Parent
Back In June 2016, the federal government hosted a listening session with youth from across the country who have or have had an incarcerated parent (some of the Youth from Project What flew to D.C. to participate in the session). The listening session brought together 19 youth, ages 15 to 23, with a diverse range of experiences to discuss the challenges they had during their parent's incarceration and their ideas for how the government could better support them and their families. The tip sheet is a product of that listening session.
The following is a sample from the tip sheet - (please read the whole thing HERE).
Reminder - Project What! Scholarship Fundraiser is Wednesday March 1st!
Project WHAT!, a program of Community Works, raises awareness about the effects of parental incarceration on children, with the long-term goal of improving services and policies that affect these children.
Details: Give your GREEN at Happy Hour to support Project WHAT!’s 5th Scholarship Fundraiser. Bring your wallet for drinks and raffle prizes, light snacks will be provided.
SomaR will donate 15% of all bar proceeds to Project WHAT!’s Fundraiser.
Bar tab must be closed by 8pm to be included.
Wednesday March 1st, 2017 6-8PM SomaR Bar and Lounge 1727 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
San Francisco Reentry Council News and Meetings
Gender Responsive Alternative Sentencing Residential/Transitional Housing Program
The San Francisco Adult Probation Department invites responses from qualified nonprofit organizations to implement a gender responsive alternative sentencing residential/transitional housing program for pregnant and parenting justice involved women.
The Partnership Fund’s one-time grants will be designed to catalyze collaborative efforts between a local Richmond Community Partner and a University Partner to improve the quality of life in Richmond by addressing critical needs in the following thematic areas:
M3 – Mentoring Men’s Movement - Black History Month Breakfast and Fundraiser
2017 Reentry Council Meetings
Full Reentry Council: (locations TBD)
Lastly, don't forget to send us any news and updates you'd like us to include in our newsletter, thanks!