In order to fully meet the needs of the children we serve, staff engages families across the spectrum of CPNYC services. Embedded in CPNYC’s program model is the necessity and encouragement of parental participation and input in each participant’s path to healing and success. We keep caregivers abreast of the progress children make from day to day in after-school and through our mental health programs. Our model also reinforces the preservation of familial bonds by connecting children and their families with their incarcerated loved ones through personally written letters, pictures and poems mailed out monthly.