Dee Ann Newell coordinates a national network that is pursuing the implementation of strategies and initiatives related to The Bill of Rights for Children of the Incarcerated. Prior to her work as a Soros Fellow, Newell co-founded Arkansas Voices, which advocates for the rights and well-being of children with parents behind bars. She was the project director for one of five demonstration sites for Children of Prisoners, a Clinton administration initiative through the Department of Justice/National Institute of Corrections. Her program model, Family Matters, was identified in the National Council on Crime and Delinquency evaluation as the most promising model of services for children of prisoners.
Recorded Wednesday, December 05, 2007 at Community Renewal Society.