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Letter to Sandra Barnhill


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


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.




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