The Beginning

This all began by a personal encounter with the struggle of making ends meet while a family was divided by bars. So many fail to notice the monumental need that children have while their parents are incarcerated to be integrated into the same opportunities as their peers. More importantly, we can fail to realize how this division effects our children’s lives and how it will undoubtedly, without help, effect our children’s futures.

Our Story

The Fair Chance Project Inc. started in the hearts of My Husband, Nolan and mine. Nolan is currently doing a life sentence in a Georgia State Prison. We have a 17 year old son and a 11 year old daughter. We know personally the effects of having a parent incarcerated. We saw the need for these children. We believe that there's no need to talk about it, because the truth of what one says lies in what one does.

Some of the statistics and consequences pertaining to parental incarceration for children are listed below.

Statistics and Consequences

Who Is effected?
  • 1 in 9 African American children have a parent incarcerated
  • 1 in 28 Hispanic children have a parent incarcerated
  • 1 in 57 White children have a parent incarcerated
  • About 15-20% of children entering the child welfare system have incarcerated parents
How are they effected?
  • 2.7 million children have a parent in prison. That is 1 in 28 children
  • Without intervention 70% of these children will later end up incarcerated
  • Approximately 10 million children have experienced incarceration at some point in their lives
Mental Issues Commonly Suffered
  • 2.7 million children have a parent in prison. That is 1 in 28 children
  • Without intervention 70% of these children will later end up incarcerated
  • Approximately 10 million children have experienced incarceration at some point in their lives
  • Aggression
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Delinquency
  • Rejection
  • Low self esteem
  • Withdrawal

Parents & Children Incarceration Rates

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Comparison

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Key Factors To Success

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Positive support

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Engaging school and community settings

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Reachable goals

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Caring and consistent relationships

How To Help

Get In Touch!

Contact us if you have any questions or would like to help!

Business Hours

Mon – Fri …… 10 am – 8 pm
Sat, Sun …… Closed

Phone

Michelle Boatright

678-699-9689

Email

Thefairchanceproject@yahoo.com
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