Resources for Children

Sesame Street: Incarceration

Sesame Street has a wonderfully interactive website with printables, videos, and more specifically geared towards helping children ages 0-8 cope with the many transitions related to a parent’s incarceration.


Strengthening Bonds and Creating Connections

Big Brother Big Sister joined with ODRC and put together a wonderful resource to address the many questions children of all ages will have. Even if you don’t have a child, this is an excellent guide to the criminal justice system in Ohio.  Many of the questions are ones an adult may have as well.  It has a wealth of information covering everything from arrest to release.  It also includes information on writing letters,  along with addresses and phone numbers of various prisons, parole boards and other Department Of Correction information.It is a must-read for anyone hoping to strengthen bonds and create connections with loved ones in prison. Click to read.