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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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