Arthur White will speak about Connecticut’s “Connecting through Literacy: Inmates, Children and Caregivers” (“CLICC”) project.

This program, conceived by Arthur, deals with two pressing societal challenges:

1) the below average literacy rates of incarcerated parents and their children, and

2) strained, often destructive relationships among families whose composition includes an incarcerated parent.

Children and family members suffer during the incarceration period itself, and then again upon inmate reentry, as the family must readjust to its new structure. Reinforcing the literacy skills of reentering inmates and their children will help to ease their transition, and help the family move forward successfully.

Martin Skala was the coordinator for Arthur