An overview of the Moms and Babies program at the Decatur Correctional Center in Illinois which allows incarcerated women to keep their babies with them for the early development stages and provides the women with parenting education and support. The women are also provided with post-release community reentry services. Women participating in the program have significantly lower rates of recidivism. This report is part of the Addiction Policy Forum’s Spotlight series which highlights innovative programs to address the opioid crisis.
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Spotlight: Moms and Babies Program
An overview of the Moms and Babies program at the Decatur Correctional Center in Illinois.