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Greater Hudson Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents

Greater Hudson Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents

The mission of GHICIP is to support children impacted by incarceration through education, programming, and policy changes that strengthen families and our community.

For more detailed information and news regarding the Greater Hudson Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents, please visit the Initiative's full website


The Greater Hudson Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents was established in 2013 as a workgroup of the ReEntry Task Force of Columbia County.  GHICIP quickly gained support from a wide variety of stakeholders in the Greater Hudson community, and in June 2015 joined The Osborne Association’s NY Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents.

Areas of Focus


Education and Outreach

Working to raise awareness, reduce stigma and minimize the trauma and impact of incarceration on families and children.


Designing systems and measurements to accurately collect and analyze data specific to children of incarcerated parents in an effort to better support this invisible population

Policy and Procedures

Advocating for the Rights of Children of Incarcerated Parents through partnerships with local systems and direct service providers.


Developing relevant programming to best serve the youth and families directly impacted. Examples include: Mentoring programs, assisting with visiting and support groups.

Action Plans and Goals

Monthly meetings are held at the Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood Office to discuss action plans and future goals.  To attend a meeting or to receive more information, please contact our office at 518-828-5418.


  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties
  • Columbia County Jail
  • Columbia County Department of Social Services
  • Other key stakeholders and volunteers directly impacted
  • Columbia County Department of Human Services
  • Berkshire Farms Center and Services for Youth
  • Hudson Community Schools Initiative
  • Columbia County Probation
  • ReEntry Columbia
  • Hudson City School District
  • Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center
  • Hudson P.R.O.M.I.S.E Corps (AmeriCorps program)
  • Sweet Freedom Farm
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Alderwoman Tiffany Garriga (2nd Ward Alderman)
  • Columbia County Police Department

Social Media

The Greater Hudson Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents is on both Facebook and Instagram. To follow the Initiative, please use the links below.