Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Thursday event: program to strengthen bonds between inmates and children

Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services


Contact:    Neil Zanville

                    DCFS Office of Public Affairs

                  (213) 351-5886


                  Day of the Event: Alma Golla (213) 840-0932 




"Incarcerated Parents Project" holds kick-off event on June 17th

Program strengthens bonds between inmates and children through visitation


Friends Outside in Los Angeles County, in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, is hosting a kick-off event for the "Incarcerated Parents Project" (IPP) at the Century Regional Detention Center on Thursday, June 17th from 1 to 3 p.m.  The program is designed to introduce community leaders to IPP; explain how the agencies involve facilitate visitation between incarcerated parents and their children and what that looks like.


This project is one of very few in the country that promotes family bonds between children of inmates and their incarcerated parents who qualify for services.  The goal is to promote the family reunification services for children in foster care in families with parental incarceration through services that include the following: supervised visitation; assistance to complete case plans with Dependency Court; liaison support between incarcerated parents and their Children's Social Workers; and, supportive services for children and their caregivers.


The program will include speakers from Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's office, Friends Outside the Family, DCFS, the Sheriff's Department as well as Maria Santos Angluo, a former incarcerated parent who has successfully reunified with her daughter.


There will be a tour of Century Regional Detention Facility immediately following Program.

Tour participants need to be cleared in advance.


Nick Ippolito, Board Deputy for Supervisor Knabe,

Mary Weaver, Executive Director,  Friends Outside in Los Angeles County

Frank Ramos, DCFS Regional Administrator, Alma Golla DCFS Program Manager

Karen Dalton, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Maria Santos Angulo, former incarcerated parent and daughter


Thursday, June 17, 2010

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


Century Regional Detention Facility

Kenneth Hahn Auditorium

11705 South Alameda Street, Lynwood, CA  90262



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