C-R-I-J-C saw significant need especially in the overall Caribbean region, including other poor and developing countries.
Many of today’s younger generation and parents are caught up in the criminal justice system, abused, exposed to violence, and other negative social issues and their children are often left behind.
If we can change even one, then it will be one less hand-cuff on the next-generation
CRIJC- Is providing community service at local schools, shelters, and churches outreach programs.
No warning: Arrest and incarceration is usually a sudden thing
Sudden financial crisis: If the parent was the wage-earner, the family is thrown into immediate financial crisis.
Emotional trauma: If a child is present when the parent is arrested, it is especially traumatic.
Worry about the parent: The child knows the parent is in a lot of trouble and worries about what is going to happen.
School work suffers: The child begins to have problems in school.
Stigma: Feel ashamed for their parents behavior.
Separation by distance to prison: Now the parent may be 300- 600miles away and they have no control over whether anyone will take them to see their parent.