Welcome to CCEF - Creative Corrections Education Foundation
Creative Corrections Education Foundation (CCEF) A not for profit 501 (c) (3) organization – EIN 45-4474704 State of Texas Corporation: Creative Corrections Education Foundation, Inc.
To provide educational opportunities to disadvantaged children of incarcerated individuals through scholarships and other creative strategies, in hopes of supporting and enhancing the futures of those children who may not otherwise have other options or alternatives.
- The most recent report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) on incarcerated parents and their children, released in August 2008, found that slightly more than 1.7 million children under age 18 had a parent in state or federal prison, representing 2.3 percent of the total U.S. child population.
- The number of children with a father in prison increased from 881,500 in 1991 to more than 1.5 million in 2007, a 77 percent increase.
- During that time, the number of children with a mother in prison increased by 131 percent, from 63,900 to 147,400.
- Most prisoners had at least one child under age 18 (52 percent of state inmates and 63 percent of federal inmates).
- A large but unknown proportion of these children will engage in criminal activity. The American Correctional Association (1990) reported that up to 50% of incarcerated juveniles have a parent who has been incarcerated.
Facts About Children of Incarcerated Parents
- Second generation crime is real – up to half of incarcerated juveniles have a parent who has been incarcerated.
- 2.4 million children in the USA have at least one incarcerated parent
- That number grows to more than 7 million when you count children with a parent under some sort of correctional supervision including, parole, probation, jail or federal prison.
Southwest Texas Weekly TV Interview of Percy Pitzer
founder of Creative Corrections Education Foundation
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