"The Challenge to Change" (video)
Did you Know?
In Indiana alone, over 2,000 female offenders are in the prison system on any given day. More than 400 are staying in the Marion County Jail in Indianapolis.
Research shows that over 80 percent of inmates are mothers, and the number of children impacted by a parent’s incarceration is skyrocketing.
Due to the great need for a facility like Craine House, we are often faced with a wait-list, and turning away applicants due to space issues.
Serving all Indiana residents Craine House works extensively with the Indiana Department of Corrections (DOC) and we accept qualified moms and children from counties all over the state. Craine House opens its doors to all Indiana residents – all of Indiana benefits from our programs and outreach.
The "Conviction Box"
Ban the Box: Employment Applications and the "Conviction Box"
Our recovering economy added a robust 288,000 jobs in April. For many this is a good sign, but for those with a criminal background, no matter whether they have redeemed themselves, a “no” from a prospective employer is an almost certainty when asked, “do you have any kind of criminal record?”
What can a person do once they have served their sentence, fulfilled their obligation to society for their mistake and want to re-enter their community honestly and work once more? Click here to learn about how our cities and states are “moving to ban the conviction box.”
Interested in Volunteering?
On the 3rd Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. to learn more about volunteering with Craine House. Register for the next meeting at 317.925.2833
Craine House has achieved a 20% recidivism rate (nationally the recidivism rate is approximately 60%) and at a much less cost over traditional imprisonment. It keeps our communities safer and enables young women who have made poor choices in the past become responsible parents and more productive members of the community. Children of offenders are reportedly five times more likely to become victims or perpetrators of domestic violence and much more likely to commit violent crime. The goal of Craine House is to break these cycles of abuse, poverty and crime.
Craine House promotes a culture of self-sufficiency and self-confidence by providing an alternative to traditional incarceration in which women, who preschool children may reside with them while they serve their sentences, learn and practice life skills essential to breaking the generational cycle of criminal behaviors thus assuring brighter futures for themselves and their children.
Craine House promotes a culture of self-sufficiency and self-confidence by providing an alternative to traditional incarceration. Women learn and practice life skills essential to breaking the generational cycle of criminal behaviors thus assuring brighter futures for themselves and their children.