Look Up and Hope: Strengthening Families Affected by Incarceration
Volunteers of America uses a holistic and research-based approach to break the cycles of poverty and incarceration.This national program is designed to support the long-term success of children and their incarcerated parent. Look Up and Hope and its partner congregations and organizations offer prisoners, their children, and the children's caregivers a comprehensive array of coordinated, support services.
Look Up and Hope is highlighted as an evidence-based best practice in Annie E. Casey's Kids Count Policy Report from 2014. This inclusion is based on our most recent data analysis that demonstrated elevated effectiveness for families of color.