Families & Corrections Journal
CFCN's Families and Corrections Journal will keep you informed on the latest developments on the family and the corrections process. If you would like to receive a copy when it is released, just send us a message on the CONTACT page and put SUBSCRIBE in your message Subject line.
This Journal is all about Social Connectedness! Released as part of our 25th Anniversary celebrations and with a nod to our upcoming Movember project for incarcerated dads it's filled with information about why those in our prisons need us in community and vise versa. It outlines information on connecting through phone calls, letters, and visits with personal stories, tips, and more.
This Journal highlights the impact of crime on the mental health and well being of families. This edition highlights CFCN's recent research, new resources, and promotion of our "Strengthening Families Affected by Incarceration" day to help families who are coping with crime.
Families and Corrections Journal Vol 15 No 2 (Summer 2012) contains information on the new changes to Victims' legislation that is of vital importance. There is a description of a New Zealand initiative "Close to Home" reintegration project, which uses CFCN's material, providing an interesting comparison between their work and ours here in Canada.
Families and Corrections Journal Vol 15 No 1 (Spring 2012) offers an article from Lloyd Withers (CFCN’s founding Executive Director) on ‘Family-based reintegration: The “original” circle of support and accountability’! We examine CFCN’s Community Family Liaison Worker (FLW) pilot project for women and their families, and Family Group Decision-making for Reintegration (FGDMR) pilot project for men and their families. There are also articles on volunteering and intergenerational crime.
Vol 14 No 2 (Summer 2010) - Rod Carter (Ontario’s then Regional Chaplain for Correctional Service of Canada) ‘Families of Prisoners Bill of Rights’ is a valuable piece of work, as is the information on how visiting makes a difference to those inside, the families, and the public safety of our communities by reducing re-offending.