FFIP has group meetings right here in Las Vegas! This forum provides informative speakers in a caring and non-judgmental environment. Meetings provides vital information to help you understand the legal system and to give you the critical information you need to make good decisions for yourself and your loved one as you traverse the prison system.
We also work to educate the community about the effect that the incarceration of a loved one has on family members, from grandparents to the youngest child. Those living “on the outside” (a common term for those who have a loved one “in the system”) suddenly find themselves forcibly separated from a parent, uncle, sibling, or even a close family friend. This experience often sets in motion grief and loss, almost like mourning a death, which impacts a family’s emotional well-being. When a loved one suddenly disappears from the family structure, it is not surprising to see increased rates of depression, poor work performance and job loss, and the resulting financial instability. In these ways, incarceration also imposes tremendous costs on our neighborhoods, by reducing productivity and economic participation in the community.
The Nevada resources page contains a comprehensive list of prisons, support groups, and other helpful information to help you navigate through the Nevada prison system.
Meetings held the first and second Thursday of every month as follows:
Meeting the first Thursday of every month is open to everyone and with interesting and informative speakers:
Clark County Library
1401 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas NV 89119
Meeting the second Thursday of every month is a group meeting to support those with a loved one in the prison system:
2000 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas NV 89104
It is important for you to understand the processes and rules prior to visiting your loved one in prison. Each Federal, State and County facility is a little different. Other Resources provides links to federal, state and local facilities, including location, contact information, and visitation information. Just locate the state of the facility and click on the appropriate link.