Despite the prevalence of parental incarceration in Vermont the issue is largely unseen and less often addressed. The trauma of separation and the social stigma associated with imprisonment can have life-long consequences for children.
We hope that Downstream will raise awareness about this issue, and increase support for those left behind when a parent goes to prison.
In addition to the brave children and families it features, this film depended on the enthusiastic participation of many specialists and organizations.
Director, Resilience Beyond Incarceration
DCF Family Services Division
Cambridge Elementary School
Director of Camp Agape
Center for Justice Reform
Vermont Law School
Vermont Attorney General
Clinical Case Manager
Resilience Beyond Incarceration
Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility
Lund Kids-A-Part Parenting Program Coordinator
Chief Superior Justice for the Trial Courts
Department of Corrections
Addiction and Mental Health Systems Director