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 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our goal is to provide programs for Children of Incarcerated Parents and caregivers... NO MATTER WHERE THEY ARE! Register now for a FREE introductory session to learn more about SKIP Georgia, Inc. programs.
"Valencia has an incredible passion for helping the underserved. Her amazing talent is evidenced by the reentry work she's accomplished throughout the State of GA."
- REINETTE ARNOLD, MSW
"SKIP Inc. presented me with all of the opportunities I needed to succeed."
- MELISSA JONES
"The sense of accomplishment I felt after completing my dissertation research with SKIP kids was great!"
- Dr. CHANDRA THORNTON
SKIP Programs are comprehensive, modular and customizable. The modular format offers tremendous flexibility, allowing our programs to be administered quickly as a stand alone or fully integrated within other community programs for CIPs anywhere in the U.S.
SKIP Georgia, Inc.
Atlanta, GA 30345 US
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