Connecting families by making it easier to communicate with parents who are incarcerated.
Veronica C, Jessenia P, Paula M, Andrea T
Our project targets youth who have difficulty visiting their parents in prisons due to income, transportation, or unsupported home environments. We understand that it is crucial for youth to have great relationships with their parents in order to have happier, more successful lives. So, we built a platform to make it easier for them to communicate with each other.
The problem is the amount of youth who are getting incarcerated because their parents are incarcerated as well, and they are not capable of building healthy relationships with each other.
We created a website that allows children and parents to communicate in different ways, like a webcam, texting, and even uploading pictures so that they still have that bond and can support each other through difficult times.
It was really difficult to find API's that were free, and our project had to be connected with the prison system, so right now we have the base and the platform. If we really want it to work, it needs to be connected with the prison system in order to create the change that we want.