Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $745,969)
This program will promote and expand services in detention and correctional facilities to incarcerated individuals and their minor children younger than age 18, and provide services to children of incarcerated parents by facilitating access to services that support their needs. This program will provide states and localities with funding to implement positive family engagement strategies and activities that address the needs of incarcerated parents and their minor children.
Sherburne County will implement the Family and Caregiver External Support (FACES) Program. The primary goal of FACES is to expand services to meet the needs of incarcerated parents and their children and support the delivery of transitional reentry services. Additionally, FACES will develop and expand services that meet the needs of incarcerated parents and their children by providing support to facilities for staffing, equipment, tools, and resources to create child-friendly spaces, develop safety protocols and procedures for children who are visiting their incarcerated parents, and create a coordinated system for the provision of programs and services that support the needs of incarcerated parents and their children. CA/NCF