Md. camp offers ‘extra family’ to kids with parents in criminal system
- Posted on Feb 22, 2017
WASHINGTON — When a parent goes to prison, it can have a devastating effect on the children.
A recent Annie A. Casey Foundation study found that about 82,000 children in Maryland have incarcerated parents. And a camp in Maryland is trying to help give them five days away from everyday life and a sense of belonging.
“These children need extra family,” says Maria Robinson, the executive director of Camp Amazing Grace. “And that’s what we consider ourselves.” …read more