Caregiver & Child Community Resources Packet. This packet provides community and county resources that can help when caring for and raising a child. Topics covered include parenting classes, food pantry information, and child care options.
The Wisconsin Public Radio releases the article "Brown County Jail launches reading program to connect incarcerated parents with their kids" covering the Making Reading Memories project and its impact on families.
Lab members Jasmyne Short and Gene Grade each present at the Undergraduate Research Symposium. Dr. Charles receives the University of Wisconsin-Madison Award for Mentoring Undergraduates in Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities.
Lab member Jasmyne Short hosts the first event "Alternatives to Incarceration" for the UW-Madison Criminal Justice Reform Network in collaboration with MOSES and the Criminal Justice Reform Action Team.
Dr. Charles attends The National Institute of Corrections in collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance and presented "Building Partnerships & Innovative Practices" as part of an ongoing webinar series from the Family Connections Project.
Dr. Charles organizes a symposium at the Society for Social Work and Research annual conference entitled, “Advancing the Goals of Smart Decarceration: Lessons from an Examination of Policies That Affect Individuals with Criminal Justice Involvement”.
Dr. Charles presents at the Wisconsin Legislative Children’s Caucus at the Wisconsin State Capitol in a presentation entitled, “Supporting incarcerated parents and their children: Use of evidence from Parenting Inside Out to inform research and practice efforts in Wisconsin”.
Wisconsin State Journal article, “Cycles of incarceration hit African Americans, children especially hard” highlights the need for work that the lab is doing in supporting fathers incarcerated at the Dane County Jail.