Barbara Courtney

 Barbara Courtney is the founder of C.O.I.P. (Children of Incarcerated Parents) She has been active in our community for more than 30 years. Her skills and expertise is in crisis intervention, case management, social services, and Trauma Informed. She is the host of “Shining The Light Podcast with Cascade Media Group, the podcast talks about mass incarceration, raising public awareness of unresolved issues surrounding the community, also Ms. Courtney is a Motivational speaker, and life coach for self-empowerment, her advocacy is for health, education and policy change in the justice system.

A parent who knows about the criminal justice system She decided to stop walking around the elephant in the room and address the issues in her family and community Her heart's desire is to be part of the healing by helping to empower children, youths and families to be healthy and productive citizens in the communities.: The purpose is to help children, youths and families deal with their anxiety, anger, shame, and grief due to separation from their parents, to break the cycle of regeneration, and to help with reunification support. She wants the community involvement about issues pertaining to the invisible population that has been overlooked. Ms. Courtney welcome you into her journey with your input, ideas and especially your prayers.

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