Improve Reentry Services,
Promote Healthy Families
The Ohio Children of Incarcerated Parents (CIP) Initiative exists to help mitigate and repair the effects of incarceration on parents and their affected youth to support a successful transition back to their family and their community.
Ohio CIP Initiative Goals
Integrate evidence-based prevention programs through behavioral health organizations in communities across Ohio
Connect youth and their families with resources that promote family functioning and stability in their local communities
Implement CLFC in communities to promote healthy families and serve both youth and adults impacted by incarceration
The Ohio CIP Initiative is a statewide collaborative effort that is supported through an innovative partnership between the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), Mansfield UMADAOP, SheRay’s and Associates, LLC, Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, and the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE). Our CIP Executive Committee composed of representatives from these organizations provides leadership, strategic planning, collaboration between state and local agencies, implementation, evaluation, and technical support for the initiative.
Children with an absent parent due to criminal justice involvement can experience improved outcomes when intentional structures are put in place. In order to achieve the goals listed above, the CIP Executive Committee created a Theory of Change to support the initiative. The Theory of Change articulates the strategy and tactics necessary to promote family functioning and stability.
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