CONNECTING THROUGH LITERACY: INCARCERATED PARENTS, THEIR CHILDREN & CAREGIVERS
CLICC is a literacy and mentoring program for incarcerated parents and their children in the lower Fairfield County area. We are a nonprofit pilot program, working with substantial support from the U.S. Department of Justice. CLICC meets once a week with parents in four Connecticut state prisons (York, Niantic Annex, Cybulski Community Reintegration Unit and Enfield) and also with their children in the Stamford-Greenwich-Norwalk areas. We use reading and literacy to bring incarcerated parents and their children together, believing that, the stronger the bond between them, the less likely the parent will re-offend following release and be returned to prison.