Barbara Courtney

Missouri is one of 12 states that are addressing family separation by incarceration

Studies have shown family separation has impacted more than 5.1 million children due to parental incarceration and has harmed a child’s well-being. Some states are addressing this separation issue. Due to advocates addressing the crisis of family separation by incarceration, 12 states, and the federal prison system have taken legislative action to lessen parental incarceration’s disruptive

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THE COMPASSION FOR CHILDREN OF INCARCERATED PARENTS

Children of Incarcerated Parents (C.O.I.P) is a nonprofit advocacy organization founded by Barbara Courtney in 2012 and incorporated in 2013.  C.O.I.P. provides services to mitigate the social and emotional impact on children with an incarcerated parent. C.O.I.P. raises awareness about children who are dealing with anger, shame, anxiety, and abandonment issues because of a parent

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Accountable with Missouri Department of Corrections

Part of the Missouri Department of Corrections, mission statement is improving lives for a safer community in fostering public safety, health and wellness. I personally believe we need the police, Department of Corrections, probation and parole etc. Also, we need people to be held accountable. Sometime justice is not fair. The more research and based

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Missouri Prison System to Be Held Accountable: 134 offenders died in 2023

I want to address the problem of 134 offenders dying in our Missouri Department of Corrections. There was an article written in the Kansas City Star, January 5, 2024, regarding a mother LaShon Hudson who lives in Kansas City Mo. Ms. Hudson son Michael Hudson. 30 years old was stabbed to death. This mother has

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This Change.org Petition Was Started in November 12, 2019 By Cassandra Lomax, St Louis Mo.

In the state of Missouri, you have to serve 85% of your sentence before you’re eligible for parole. The goal here is to reduce that percentage to 50% or less, particularly for first time offenders. Many people go to jail as a repercussion of their actions and I believe that after a certain amount of

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