Families & Criminal Justice envisions a future in which the development of every person is fostered by healthy relationships, supportive human networks, adequate community resources, equitable social policies and just economic systems.
The mission of Families & Criminal Justice is the prevention of intergenerational crime and incarceration.
The Conceptual Basis For Our Work
The work of Families & Criminal Justice is based in Attachment Theory. This set of concepts explains the bond between young children and their primary caregivers, and its importance in child development and future relationships.
We also utilize a reflective, relationship-based approach to practice. In relationship-based practice, "who you are is as important as what you do." Relationship-based practice provides for the parent what we want the parent to provide for the child: a healthy, nurturing, responsive relationship.