Silent Victims of Crime
The Children of Incarcerated Parents

Silent Victims of Crime

Empowering children of incarcerated parents through positive mentoring & services.


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Opera Under The Stars Gala

12.01.2018

An enchanting open air evening at Biscayne Bay Yacht Club including cocktails, dinner, and dancing. Look forward to a silent auction and special performances by the Florida Grand Opera Studio Artists.

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Smoker Run

11.23.2018

It’s time again for the 3rd annual Smoker Run. The event is a fundraiser benefiting Silent Victims of Crime. Enjoy a fun day of riding, cigar deals, smoking, poker, and food! 

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Ongoing Fundraising

Ongoing

Silent Victims of Crime depends heavily on donations from people like you. Every dollar counts. Help us continue to create leadership programs and activities for the children of incarcerated parents.

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The problem of parental incarceration is a shockingly pervasive issue. Approximately 15,000 children in Miami, and 2.5 million in the United States, have incarcerated parents. Many of these parents lived with their children prior to being sent to prison, suggesting that many of them were actively involved in their children’s lives prior to their incarceration. As such, when a parent is incarcerated, a huge void is left in the children’s lives, and they are left with uncertainty. Although some children and adolescents may recover quickly after adversity, traumatic experiences such as having a parent incarcerated can result in significant disruptions in child or adolescent development, with profound long-term consequences that they can carry into adulthood, such as an increase in the risk of low academic performance, engagement in high-risk behaviors, becoming homeless, dropping out of school, difficulties in peer and family relationships, and perpetuating intergenerational cycles of crime. As if these negative effects were not enough on their own, they are compounded by the social stigma that children of incarcerated parents may experience among their peers or even their teachers at school.

Contact

➤ LOCATIONs

Miami, Florida
Anderson, South Carolina

☎ CONTACT

SVC@SilentVictimsOfCrime.org
Office: (305)-482-3339
Direct: (305) 469-5205