Key Initiatives


Our Board

Our Vision


SKIP Georgia Chapter, Inc.

SAVE KIDS OF INCARCERATED PARENTS


 Board of Directors


Valencia Miller, M.Ed.

L. Neicey Johnson, RN, BSN, Esq.

Dr. Katrina Mallory, Ph.D.

Linda Palmer, CPA

Deanna Baxam, JD

Rebecca JeanBaptiste, MPA


Advisory Board Members


Steven Perkins, Department of Corrections

Sharon Turner, Women on the Rise

Theresa Mullins, Communities In Schools

Arielle Deadwyler, Dept of Early Care & Learning

Phyllis Sawyer, Atlanta Police Department

Monica Echols, ME Consulting

Barbara Broughton, Education Advocate

Kathy Griffin, GriffinEvents

Tony Kitchens, Prison Fellowship









Our Mission

 Our Mission is to provide supportive services  to children of incarcerated parents and their families and to increase awareness of the underlying problems of these children through education/awareness, advocacy, community collaboration, and research.




The purpose of SKIP programs is to help children of incarcerated parents and their families better cope with separation due to incarceration, to maintain family ties, and to break the cycle of generational incarceration by:

  • informing the community at large of the underlying problems of children with incarcerated parents and the need for community support
  • Increasing family awareness of available community resources

PUBLIC AWARENESS:

SKIP Georgia, Inc. communicates relevant facts for program improvements found through its research, as well as proposed public policy and legislation affecting children of incarcerated parents using public awareness campaigns.  Helping people to know and understand what is at stake and what we can do about it is essential to creating change and moving this effort forward.


ADVOCACY:

SKIP Georgia, Inc. representatives speak on behalf of children of prisoners at public and private events to ensure that state policies are child and family friendly.  In the future, these children will be our workforce, consumers, and community leaders.  We must protect these valuable assets and create an environment in which they may develop their character, their minds and their spirits to become self-reliant and sustainable adults.


COLLABORATION:

SKIP Georgia works with other family advocates, non-profit organizations, state agencies, school districts, small businesses, and corporations to strengthen funding efforts on behalf of CIP's (children of incarcerated parents).  By working collaboratively, we not only unify our resources and efforts, but also increase our outreach.


RESEARCH:

SKIP Georgia's research provides a road map for school districts and communities to improve the conditions of at-risk children so we can build a better future together.  Information is gathered throughout program activities to reinforce our model of continuous process improvement and shared with our partners as business intelligence.