Thank you for helping us serve 2,741 children in 2016!
Making a Difference
Oklahoma has the highest rate of incarcerated women in the country – and the second highest for men. 85.3% of the women in prison in the state of Oklahoma has at least one child. This means tens of thousands of children go months or years without one or both of their parents, which creates anxiety, depression, anger and loss of interest in school for these children. As children get to see and hear their parents saying “I love you and miss you. I’m proud of you!,” it helps traumatized children see themselves in a positive way and know that their parents are safe and well.
How Incarceration Impacts Children
The impact that incarceration has on a child has long lasting consequences – especially when it comes to learning. Learn more about the 5 key ways incarceration can negatively impact a child and how we are helping to reduce the impact.
OKMP Featured by Oklahoma Watch
We were thrilled to be interviewed by Oklahoma Watch to highlight the work that we are doing to help connect children with their parents during the holidays through personalized videos stories.
Roses are red, violets are blue, we love books and we know you do, too! Reading is an essential component to the success of any child. We know that incarceration negatively impacts children in many ways. Reading can help to minimize these impacts - especially when...read more
Do you love books and reading? If so, there was likely an adult that read to you when you were a child. It’s widely known that children with incarcerated parents face a big education gap. In my last blog I explained why. One of the best ways to help close that gap so...read more
For the innocent children whose parents are in prison, the deck is stacked against them when they go to school. After parents are locked up, the majority of kids’ grade point averages fall—and the likelihood of their dropping out of school at some point rises. Here...read more