Resilience Beyond Incarceration

On any given day. an estimated 2,000 Vermont children experience parental incarceration; that’s 6,000 children a year — the same as the number of Vermont babies born annually. One out of every 17 children in Vermont has had a mom or dad in prison.

The trauma of parental incarceration can affect a child’s life forever. RBI works to reduce adverse effect by supporting children and their caregivers through the challenges that come with involvement in the criminal justice system. RBI focuses on developing resources and convening community teams around the state to identify and implement local/regional strategies to improve outcomes for children impacted by parental incarceration

(Please note: While RBI no longer offers clinical case management services for children, caregivers and families, we can discuss needs and resources which may be)

For more information contact Tricia Long: (802) 793-7687 or


Training and Consultation

Ten years of data demonstrate our effectiveness: 6% conviction rate later in life, compared to similar cohorts with rates ranging from 24% to 61%; high school drop-out rate of 20%, significantly lower than expected; and noticeable gains in social determinants of health as measured by the Self Sufficiency Matrix (SSM).

Downstream: The Effects of Parental Incarceration