Get on the Bus

More than 200,000 children in California have a parent in prison. Children with a parent in prison become all too often the overlooked victims of crime and the unintended victims of the criminal justice system. Through no fault of their own, they find their parent(s) taken away from them, a wrenching separation that can generate feelings of abandonment, shame, grief…even guilt. Statistics indicate these children are more likely to experience poverty and family instability. Children struggling with a loss of this magnitude are more vulnerable to mental health issues and are at greater risk of dropping out of school and/or using drugs.

OUR RECENT VISITS

Here is a part of the awesome team that helped make visits for over 100 children and family member of inmates possible at Folsom/Sacramento Prison June 25 2016.  "Get on the bus No. California Regional Coordinator Jackelin Augilar and Mary Jo Butner, Placer People of Faith Together Board Member along with all of California's Get on the Bus supporters made this event possible.  Thank you to all volunteers, coordinators and staff whose tireless efforts made this and other visits for children with incarcerated parents possible. A Big Hooray for the team!!!! Pictured Volunteers from L-R: Lisa Joseph Boch, Katherine McClain, Mary Guerrero, Larry Niekamp, Efrain Corona, Keith Johnson, Samantha  (a family member), Jack Wilson and Greg Nicklow

Here is a part of the awesome team that helped make visits for over 100 children and family member of inmates possible at Folsom/Sacramento Prison June 25 2016.  "Get on the bus No. California Regional Coordinator Jackelin Augilar and Mary Jo Butner, Placer People of Faith Together Board Member along with all of California's Get on the Bus supporters made this event possible.  Thank you to all volunteers, coordinators and staff whose tireless efforts made this and other visits for children with incarcerated parents possible. A Big Hooray for the team!!!!

Pictured Volunteers from L-R:

Lisa Joseph Boch, Katherine McClain, Mary Guerrero, Larry Niekamp, Efrain Corona, Keith Johnson, Samantha  (a family member), Jack Wilson and Greg Nicklow

Read what the CA Dept. of Corrections says about Get on the Bus

CDCR - Division of Adult Institutions, Get on the Bus Program

 

Can we help these children?

The good news is yes. Visits to a parent can lessen the impact of parental incarceration on the child. Experts in the field stress that regular visits with incarcerated parents can help maintain healthy emotional and social adjustment for these at-risk children.

You can be a part of Get On The Bus

Get On The Bus is funded and operated by a network of more than 1,000 active volunteers from communities throughout California who coordinate every aspect of their local bus or prison site.

How can I support Get On The Bus in the Sacramento Region?

 

Financial support

Your financial contribution is immensely appreciated (hint: the budget for the Sacramento Region is $40K for 2016)

·        Checks may be written to Get on the Bus and mailed to:

Placer People of Faith Together

PO Box 5394

Auburn, CA 95604-5394

Electronic contributions may be made on this site or at GOTB  – specify Get On The Bus - Sacramento

 

How could my church or organization support the Sacramento Region? How could I, as an individual, be involved?

·        Contact Jackelin at 530 844 8750 or Jackelin@getonthebus.us

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