Action for Children and Families of Prisoners is a network focused on acting as a unified voice to bring about positive sustained change for children and families affected by imprisonment in Ireland.
Action for Children and Families of Prisoners aims to:
Provide a unified voice advocating for policy change for children and families affected by imprisonment
Map and share current knowledge and disseminate best practice relevant to this area
Support the development of academic research on this issue in order to inform evidence-based policy-making
Help identify gaps and support key actions for change for children and families affected by imprisonment
The network does not have any direct role in providing supports to children and families affected by imprisonment.
The network comprises: persons with experience of familial imprisonment, community-based organisations, researchers, academics and advocacy groups with a strong interest in advancing the rights and needs of children and families impacted by imprisonment.
The network includes membership of organisations who are in receipt of State funding. However, as the core objective is to advocate for policy change, State agencies are excluded from representation on the network. Read more about our members here.