"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
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) is a federal law passed in 2003 with the goal of reducing prison rape through a zero-tolerance policy, research, and information/data collection.
In compliance with PREA, it is the policy of Craine House to provide a safe and secure environment for all staff, volunteers, contractual staff, visitors, and residents and to maintain a program for the prevention of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Craine House is committed to zero tolerance for all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment for everyone associated with the facility, including staff, volunteers, contractors, and residents.
To make a report on behalf of a resident or request more information about PREA please contact Craine House's PREA Coordinator, Monica Price, at PREA@crainehouse.org or by calling the office at (317) 925-2833.