Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons, Inc. (FFIP)
The Mission of FFIP is to support, educate and empower anyone who has or had a loved one in the prison system.
FFIP envisions a supportive community free of judgment where individuals affected by having their loved ones incarcerated are empowered to lead healthy lives without stigma and discrimination.
Who We Are and What We Do:
Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons, Inc. d/b/a FFIP, is a nonprofit agency providing information and support to adults and children who have loved ones in the prison system.
- Monthly in-person group meeting.
- Yearly holiday party.
- Website containing resources and information on FFIP as well as a contact sheet to obtain additional information from FFIP.
- Email communication.
- Inmate holiday card distribution.
Keys to Success:
- Establish a strong network of support with other organizations, Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC), local law enforcement and criminal justice personnel (e.g. Judges and attorneys), as well as legislatures.
- Launch a series of fundraising activities that will successfully fund the expanding program.
- Establish an effective onboarding program for facilitators and volunteers.
- Raise awareness about the effects of incarceration to those on the outside.
- Empower those who have loved ones in the prison system to lead productive lives.
FFIP has provided information and emotional support through support group meetings for the past 19 years. FFIP has also organized events for people to get together and has held a holiday party for children and families with incarcerated loved one, for the past 17 years.
FFIP is a completely volunteer-run organization and new volunteers are always welcome.
- Individual workshops for children and other family members to provide information and life balance while their loved one is in the prison system.
- Re-Entry programs to help families prepare and adjust for their loved one coming home.
- Remote Support Group Meetings.
- FFIP Buddy System.