Craine House offers women a second chance for rehabilitation through family therapy, substance abuse counseling and vocational programs while providing them with a safe and structured, homelike setting to live with their preschool aged children.
International human rights advocates have called parental incarceration "the greatest threat to child well-being in the U.S." Parental incarceration is now recognized as an "adverse childhood experience" (ACE);... Visits with parents (in most cases) help to heal the pain of the loss and are critical to children's well-being.
The quantity and quality of time parents spend with children is another channel which can affect long-term outcomes and school readiness. Time with children has been shown to increase children's cognitive test scores.
According to a study conducted by Central Connecticut State University, children of the incarcerated are about three times as likely to be justice-involved than other children.
Recidivism rates of Craine House residents are 3 times lower than traditional incarceration programs.
To protect children from the harmful effects of parental incarceration, the interests of children should be considered at each stage of the justice process. Craine House is only one of six programs in the U. S. that allow women to live with their children.