8th annual campaign “Not my crime, still my sentence” focuses on schools

COPE is pleased to announce that the recent schools-based fundraising initiative through GlobalGiving has been quite successful, thanks to the generous donations from supporters. Over $6,700 of the $7,500 goal has been raised, allowing preparations to get underway for the 2017 edition of COPE’s awareness-raising campaign “Not my crime, still my sentence”. The campaign, to…

New publications from Families Outside

Families Outside (Scotland) published a number of new resources for families in 2016. Picking up the Pieces  is a handbook for families of people convicted of a sexual offence, written with input from families themselves. This has since been translated for use in Finland, Norway, and Sweden. The Families Left Behind is a handbook for families,…

Quality of Childhood European Parliament session

How to support children to cope with their parent’s imprisonment and enhance their potential to lead safe, included, happy, achieving lives? On 10 January, MEP Julie Ward and the Brussels-based Alliance for Childhood European Network Group invited COPE to co-organise a two-hour Quality of Childhood (QoC) session at the European Parliament devoted to the issue…

COPE annual conference registration open

Registration is now open for COPE’s joint conference with Bambinisenzasbarre in Naples, 19 May 2017: Supporting children with imprisoned parents: A cross-sectoral approach benefiting all Friday 19 May 2017 Hall of Barons (Sala dei Baroni) Castel Nuovo-Maschio Angioino, Naples, Italy To register, please click here. About the conference This pan-European conference, hosted by Bambinisenzasbarre and co-organised…