The Conference features dynamic knowledgeable speakers and provides numerous opportunities to learn best practice approaches, receive current information, share useful tips, exchange creative ideas, network and receive and provide support.
Families – The conference “Family Tree” sessions offer prison family members the opportunity to meet and share with other family members experiencing similar concerns. Participants build many lasting friendships for on-going support and encouragement.
National Experts – Participate in the largest national conference specifically addressing issues relevant to the prison family. Learn from the private and public, secular and faith based sectors, including criminal justice; social service; academia; ministry and others serving the prisoner and their family and from prison family members themselves, including successfully reintegrated former prisoners.
One on One Meetings – You will have the opportunity to meet and share ideas and information with other attendees from various non-profits, federal, state and local agencies, as well as members of prison families from across the country. This allows for discussion of potential collaborations.
Exhibitors Showcase – Speakers and sponsors showcase services and offer resource materials and literature. This event engages a wide variety of organizations serving families of prisoners, family members and experts in the field.
Social Networking – Social networking will help you connect with many participants prior to and following the conference if you choose to participate in the Prisoner’s Family Conference Facebook page.
Advocacy Participation - Those having significant concerns about criminal justice operations at any and all levels have the opportunity to engage in actively advocating for needed change. Uniting in voicing concerns strengthens voices and possibilities for change.