Silent Victims of Crime, "We Stand for Kids" (SVC) 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization
Our vision is to break the intergenerational cycle of incarceration
Our mission is to assist children of inmates by enhancing their ability to improve their economic, educational and personal stability while addressing behavioral, social and mental issues. We help these at-risk children to deal with life challenges in a positive, proactive manner that empowers them to make wise choices and contribute positively to society.
•Children of prisoners are 70% more likely than their peers to end up in prison like their parents.*
•Since the SVC program started 27 years ago, 97% of the children have not been incarcerated and many have graduated college.
*Source: Senate Report from the Dept. of Justice
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