The Family Services Advocate works to identify, support, and advocate for the unique needs and rights of children with incarcerated parents. This program helps families and caregivers connect with existing community supports, and maintain healthy parent child relationships.

Problem Areas Addressed:

•   children’s basic needs
•   children in need of therapeutic supports
•   fractured parent-child relationship
•   low school connection & success
•   trauma caused by parental incarceration

Skills Built:

•   ability to access community services
•   understanding of and ability to access therapeutic services
•   healthy family relationships
•   ability to access school supports
•   family strength and resilience

Age/Grade Level: 0 through 18 years old (children must reside in Lancaster County)

Setting: Community, home and prison

Format: Case management

Effectiveness:  An evaluation of the Family Advocate program

For more information on this program please contact Jennifer Strasenburgh at (717) 299-2831 x229.

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