The New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents and our national partners invite you to SEE US, SUPPORT US (SUSU), a month-long campaign to increase supports for children with incarcerated parents.

This year’s SUSU campaign focuses on increasing and improving ways to maintain the parent-child relationship during a period of incarceration, including through visits. When children want to visit an incarcerated parent, they should be able to do so in a way that supports their healing and well-being. Unfortunately, in many cases, this is not the reality: parents are in prisons hundreds of miles away from home, visiting processes and rooms are not child-sensitive, and a negative visiting experience can result in children visiting infrequently, if at all.



This October, take the following steps  to see and support children of incarcerated parents:



By joining the SUSU Network you will:

1) Hear from children and families about how best to support them.

2) Learn tips and strategies for preparing families to visit and supporting them before, during, and afterward.

3) Learn about actions to remove visiting barriers in NY and how you can contribute to them.

4) Celebrate the creative expression and talents of children and families impacted by parental incarceration.