Strengthening Family Connections at Rikers Island

Mar 8, 2023

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Recording: Strengthening Family Connections at Rikers Island, Mar 8, 2023

Robin Hood Fund for Early Learning, NYC’s Department of Correction, and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan discuss their effort to reunite children (0-5) with parents incarcerated at Rikers Island. The program, launched in 2018, established a national model for how a thoughtfully designed public-private partnership can heal family bonds ruptured when a parent is incarcerated.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

photo of Leslie Bushara
Leslie Bushara

Children's Museum of Manhattan

photo of Kelvin Chan
Kelvin Chan

Robin Hood

photo of Anne Penson
Anne Penson

New York City Department of Correction