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Vision Statement

We envision a world in which children whose parents are involved in the criminal justice system are considered and their needs safeguarded at every step of the criminal justice process. 

Mission and Goals

Our mission is to work in partnership with government and diverse organizations to help safeguard the needs and respect the rights of children and youth whose parents are involved in the criminal justice system by raising awareness, advancing policy reforms, and monitoring the implementation of those reforms.

The NY Initiative also serves as a tri-chair to the statewide Children of Incarcerated Parents Coordinating Council, launched in October 2011, to continue and build upon the work of the dissolved Governor's Children's Cabinet's Subcommittee on Children with Incarcerated Parents.