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Supporting Keiki of Incarcerated Parents (SKIP)

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $200,000)

The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

The Supporting Keiki (Children) of Incarcerated Parents (SKIP) Program offers personalized services to foster positive interactions between parent and child, build parental resiliency, and support the child's caregivers. The program is structured to provide inmate-parents with parenting skills while they are interacting with their children. Child development workshops are conducted to teach the parent to nurture their child. Caregivers are encouraged to seek support from others, develop coping skills, and understand the importance of their role. Funds will be expended for personnel, benefits, travel, supplies, training consultants & facilitators, and other costs to include rent, communications, copying, printing, mileage, and postage.


Date Created: September 9, 2009