Resources for families impacted by incarceration and those who work with them.


  • Family and Corrections Network (FCN)
    Provides ways for prisoners' families to share information and experiences in an atmosphere of mutual respect through publishing, conferences, liaison with other agencies, presentations and consultation

  • Generations United
    National membership organization focused on improving the lives of children, youth, and older people through intergenerational strategies, programs and public policies

  • Legal Services of Missouri
    Searchable databases to find legal documentation, court forms, informational pamphlets, legal articles, legal offices and county court information

  • Missouri Families
    Program sponsored by University of Missouri Extension that provides research-based solutions for better living through family financial education, designs for living and working environments, human development, nutrition and wellness and community support systems

  • Parentlink
    Support for families, MU College of Education


  • Child Welfare Information Gateway
    Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse.  Protecting children and strengthening families

  • Child Welfare League of America
    An association of nearly 800 public and private nonprofit agencies that assists abused and neglected children and their families

  • National Institute of Corrections
    Provides training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to federal, state, and local corrections agencies


Missouri Contact: Robert Wilkerson
National Contact: Lynna Lawson

The 4-H LIFE program is supported by University of Missouri Extension, the Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Initiative, the Missouri Children's Trust Fund, the National 4-H Council and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Program.