At Jewish Incarcerated Family Services, we understand that families are profoundly affected by incarceration. The impact extends beyond the individual who is incarcerated and touches the lives of their spouses, parents, and children. Our organization is dedicated to providing comprehensive support, counseling, and other forms of assistance to families who encounter the criminal justice system.

We recognize that children who do not receive proper intervention and support during this challenging time are statistically more likely to face their own struggles with the law in the future. With this knowledge, we are committed to breaking the cycle and offering a range of services that help families heal, grow, and thrive.

One of the essential components of our family services is counseling and mentoring. We provide a safe and nurturing environment where families can receive guidance, support, and tools to cope with the emotional and practical challenges they face. Our experienced counselors are trained to address the unique needs of families affected by incarceration, offering therapeutic interventions and coping strategies that promote healing and resilience.

We also offer classes and workshops designed to empower families and equip them with the skills necessary for healthy relationships and successful reintegration. These educational programs cover a wide range of topics, including communication, conflict resolution, parenting skills, and financial literacy. By providing families with knowledge and resources, we aim to strengthen their bonds and promote positive outcomes for both the incarcerated individual and their loved ones.

In addition to counseling and educational support, we offer scholarships to camps, youth groups, and activities for children affected by incarceration. We understand the importance of providing children with enriching experiences and opportunities for personal growth. These programs not only offer a respite from the challenges they may be facing but also foster a sense of belonging, self-esteem, and social connection.

Recognizing the significance of peer support, we have established a peer support group specifically tailored to the needs of family members of incarcerated individuals. This group serves as a vital resource for individuals who are navigating the emotional and practical complexities of having a loved one behind bars. It provides a safe space where participants can share their experiences, emotions, and coping strategies with others who are facing similar challenges. Through this peer support group, families find solace, understanding, and practical advice, fostering a sense of community and reducing the isolation often associated with incarceration.

We firmly believe that by providing comprehensive family services, we can help mitigate the negative effects of incarceration and promote healthier relationships within families. By addressing the trauma and challenges experienced by family members, we work towards breaking the cycle of generational involvement in the criminal justice system. Our goal is to create an environment where families can heal, grow, and build a brighter future together.

We recognize that incarceration affects families differently, and we tailor our services to meet the diverse needs of each family we serve. Our compassionate and dedicated team of volunteers and professionals provide holistic care and support, understanding the dynamics of family life and the financial challenges that families may face during the incarceration period.

Together, we can break the cycle of incarceration, empower families, and create a more compassionate and inclusive society. Join us in our mission to support and uplift families affected by the criminal justice system, promoting healing, resilience, and hope for a brighter future.