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Below are Department of Corrections (DOC) policies that apply to Family Support.


Below are Department of Corrections (DOC) forms that apply to Family Support.

Laws & Regulations

Below are state laws (RCWs) and Regulations (WACs) that apply to and/or relate to Family Support.

Revised Code of Washington (RCW)

Washington Administrative Code (WAC)


Below are Department of Corrections (DOC) publications that apply to Family Support.


Resource Links

The Impact of Incarceration

Other Resources for Families & Children

  • 4People: Connecting Our Communities
    A comprehensive online database of government, non-profit, health and human services, and faith-based service providers available in the state of Washington for targeted populations (low income individuals and families, reentry inmates, people with disabilities or mental health issues, veterans, seniors, homeless or potentially homeless, etc.).
  • Family Help Line
    Statewide, toll-free telephone line to live parenting coaches, and online searchable database of classes, support groups, events and resources organized by city.
  • Kinship Care
    Resources for grandparents or other family members who are raising a relative's child , or are seeking a support group .
  • National & State Help Hotlines
    National and Washington state help hotlines compiled by 4People including numbers for crisis, abuse, case management, substance and drug abuse, health care, housing, parenting and more.
  • National Fatherhood Initiative
    Equips organizations and communities to intentionally and proactively engage fathers in their children's lives.
  • Parent Help 1-2-3
    Helps Washington State families find services in their communities and apply for health insurance, food assistance programs, and provides health information for pregnant women, children and families. This website is also available in Español .
  • Parent Trust for Washington Children (PTWC)
    Source of support, learning and resources for parents, caregivers, and children.
Programs for Children
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
    Helping children develop supportive relationships with positive role models.
  • Childrens Home Society of Washington
    Oldest and largest statewide non-profit organization dedicated to child welfare by providing programs and services to support children in need and by strengthening families.
  • Girls Scouts Beyond Bars
    A Girl Scouts program whose primary goal is to lessen the impact of parent-child separation due to incarceration.
  • Kids United by Incarceration (KUBI) Summer Camp
    A summer camp sponsored by the Department of Corrections (DOC) and Girl Scouts of Western Washington for children ages 8-12 years old who have a parent incarcerated at a DOC facility. Incarcerated parents are provided an opportunity to register their eligible children for KUBI camp (3 days, 2 nights).
  • Mentor: The National Mentoring Partnership
    Helps young people find supportive relationships to grow and develop into thriving, productive and engaged adults.
  • Powerful Voices
    A Seattle-based organization that fosters adolescent girls' development through holistic programming.
Addiction & Treatment Resources

Online Publications

Recommended Books

For Adults
  • 99 Days and a Get Up: A Guide to Success Following Release for Inmates and Their Loved One by Ned Rollo, American Correctional Association
  • Resources for Fiancées of Incarcerated People Considering Marriage: A Premarital Workbook for Couples Separated by Incarceration by Mary K. Friskics-Warren
For Children
  • A Visit to the Big House by Oliver Butterworth (Susan Avishai)
  • I Know How You Feel Because this Happened to Me by Louise Rosenkrantz
  • Joey's Visit by Donna Jones
  • My Mother and I Are Growing Stronger by Inez Maury
  • Two in Every Hundred: A Special Workbook for Children with a Parent In Prison, available from Reconciliation, 702 51st Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209 or (615) 292-6317
  • When Andy's Father Went to Prison by Martha Whitmore Hickman (Larry Raymond)
  • Mama Loves Me from Away by Pat Brisson
  • Let's Talk About When Your Parent is in Jail by Maureen K. Wittbold
  • Finding the Right Spot: When Kids Can't Live with Their Parents by Janice Levy (Whitney Martin)