The latest endorsement for our soon-to-be-published book Hear Me, See Me: Incarcerated Women Write arrived this week.
It comes from Elizabeth Gaynes, J.D., executive director, of The Osborne Association in New York City. One of Osborne’s missions is to advocate for and develop alternatives to incarceration that respect the dignity of people and their capacity to change.
In particular, Osborne works to support and develop programs that keep mothers and their children together while a woman is serving her sentence.
The participants will be visited several times a week by case managers, receive counseling about jobs, schools, and parenting. Some will be required to have treatment for drug addiction and mental illness.
The aim is to undergird and hopefully strengthen the mother-child relationship during this precarious time. Continue reading