HeartBound partners with prison chaplains and volunteers to provide spiritual guidance, mentoring, literacy services, computer instruction, life skills training, parenting classes, and other programs for youth and adult offenders and their families. HeartBound's comprehensive array of programs helps to fill the gap in much needed services for incarcerated adults and youth in Georgia.
ART FROM THE INSIDE
THE INTEGRITY PROJECT
Uses art lessons to teach character and build positive relationships between incarcerated youth and adult art instructors who provide mentoring and guidance.
Returning Hearts Celebration unites children and their incarcerated parent on the prison grounds for an unforgettable day of games, food, crafts, relationship building and teaching to facilitate the healing process and break the cycle of crime and incarceration in families.
According to the U.S. Dept. of Justice, approximately 2.2 million children ages 17 and younger have a parent in prison. Approximately 200,000 Georgia children have a parent in prison. The majority of children with an incarcerated parent (58%) are under the age of 10 and the effects on their young lives are profound.