Strengthening Today’s Families
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Efforts are underway in Annapolis to ensure world-class education in Maryland. The Kirwan Commission Policy Initiatives propose 1) early childhood education, 2) High quality teachers, 3) College and Career pathways, 4) More resources for At-Risk Students, and 5) Governance & Accountability. How can YOU help? Tune in to hear how.
of youth who are incarcerated come from families that already have an incarcerated family member.
About Our Organization
Community Engagement & Education
Through Outreach and Community Education The Clarion Call enlightens families of the causes behind systemic community challenges fueling mass incarceration. We then engage families to alter their conditions, and coach them in plotting a better path forward.
Collaboration & Coordination of Care
The Clarion Call delivers case-managed, coordinated care to individuals and families. Clarion works with families to connect them with resources designed to keep them – youth and family – on a productive path forward and away from activities that fuel the prison pipeline.
The Clarion Call Advocates to modify, alter, or eliminate existing public policies that bolster mass incarceration, add civil penalties to criminal convictions, and that cripple reentry efforts. Clarion partners with specific advocacy organizations that target criminal justice injustices.
We have the power to strengthen families of the incarcerated, and we are doing just that!
With a focus on prison prevention, The Clarion Call works to stem the flow of youth toward the prison system, with emphasis on children of the incarcerated. Clarion works with families to connect them with resources designed to keep them – youth and family – on a productive path forward and away from activities and peer groups that progress them toward the school to prison pipeline. We strengthen families to thrive, empower them to advocate, and coach families towards a productive future.
Clarion’s community engagement methods ensure families recognize the urgency of proactively engaging their youth in productive activities and learning opportunities. Clarion’s approach starts with a hard-hitting, compelling message that enhances families’ awareness of the issues, perhaps for the first time, to systemic challenges in the community. With dozens of community forums held over the last several years, we found that most people do not see the underlying challenges nor are they aware of how the challenges may affect them. Clarion’s message is a wake-up call. We understand that attention precedes participation. We are driven to awaken our community to the dark truths of mass criminalization that are conspicuously hidden in plain view and ignored by the masses.