Amendment #37 to H.55

provide counseling; peer support; assistance in coping with anger, substance abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault

Ms. Fox of Boston move that the bill be amended in item 5930-1000 insert the following; request that no less than $120,000 be funded to the Aid to Incarcerated Mothers Family Re-Unification Program.

Aid to Incarcerated Mothers (AIM) (a.k.a. Home S.P.A.C.E., Inc.) provides parent, child, and family reunification services to maintain positive parent-child relationships during and after the incarceration of mothers. These services include, but are not limited to: assisting children to visit their mothers in prison or other correctional facilities; promoting positive social behavior in children; arranging and supporting mentoring of children by trained volunteer mentors; providing parenting education and related classes and support groups for mothers; and linking children to other support services.

Additional Cosponsors
Gloria L. Fox