The number of American children that have a parent or even both parents in prison is staggering. More than 1.5 million as of this writing and many of these children are under the age of 10 years old. Many of these children do not have reliable adult supervision and often are left to fend for themselves, or sent from foster home to foster home. A large percentage of these children will most likely end up incarcerated themselves as some point in their lives.
The National Service Knowledge Network is an online resource for children with parents in prison. The list is vast and comprehensive and provides programs where children can receive reliable adult mentoring in their lives.