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Title

Prologue and history of Aid to Children of Imprisoned Mothers (AIM)

Subject

Children of women prisoners -- Services for
Nonprofit organizations
Women prisoners -- Family relationships

Description

The non-profit agency Foreverfamily was originally known as "Aid to Children of Imprisoned Mothers" or AIM. In 1987, Sandra Barnhill left her job as a public interest attorney to create AIM, after becoming frustrated by the lack of support given to mothers sentenced to prison and to their children. Later, programming was created to reflect more than just the incarcerated mother but the family and care givers left behind, and the name was changed to reflect all those involved in raising children and the family unit in general. The Atlanta-based organization opened a second agency in Louisville, Kentucky, and has explored further expansion. Barnhill, nationally recognized for her work, has continued as National President of Foreverfamily.

Creator

Aid to Children of Imprisoned Mothers (AIM)

Source

Aid to Children of Imprisoned Mothers (AIM)

Publisher

Georgia State University Library

Date

Circa 1987

Rights

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Identifier

W120-07-02

Files

Citation

Aid to Children of Imprisoned Mothers (AIM), “Prologue and history of Aid to Children of Imprisoned Mothers (AIM),” Georgia State University Library Exhibits, accessed December 8, 2021, https://exhibits.library.gsu.edu/current/items/show/3112.