Fast Facts

Did You Know?

  • 15,000 children in our state have a parent serving time behind bars
  • Children with an incarcerated parent are among the highest at-risk and least visible populations in Minnesota.
  • 60-80% of children with an incarcerated parent are likely to wind up in the criminal justice system themselves.

Proven Success

How Parenting With Purpose Makes a Difference

  • 97% of kids in our mentoring program remain crime-free and 90% of youth show marked academic improvement
  • 100% of parents released acquire a job, schooling or safe housing
  • 86% of released parents remain crime-free