The donation-dependent Reunification Ride initiative at Logan Correctional in Illinois buses prisoners’ family members 180 miles from the city to Logan every month so they can spend time with their mothers and grandmothers.
Working hand in hand: Advisory board helps DCS improve by sharing parents’ experiences, opinions
The Indiana Birth Parent Advisory Board was assembled in 2019 at the prompting of Department of Child Services Director Terry Stigdon. Along with feedback, Stigdon said she wanted parents on the advisory board to provide guidance and input on DCS policies and practices.Read More
Food and fun part of reunification celebration: 3rd annual event gives families sustenance, emotional boost
By midmorning on a sunny June 24, the tents were pitched around the parking lot located on the east side of Indianapolis, the folding tables were overloaded with food and household items, and dance music was thumping from the DJ’s sound system. The work was being done as part of the Reunification Month Community Event in Indianapolis, which celebrates the parents who have been able to overcome their struggles and regain custody of their children.