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Helping children, the world’s most precious resource, stay connected to their incarcerated parents

ABOUT THE MESSAGES PROJECT

Children are the silent victims of their parent’s crime. However, when a child’s parent is incarcerated, and a healthy connection is maintained, the child is less likely to experience social, emotional, and educational problems. For incarcerated parents,  a healthy family connection reduces the likelihood they will commit a crime after leaving prison.

The Messages Project helps establish and maintain the bond between children and their incarcerated parents through video messages and other interactive media. Our volunteers have recorded over 19,000 video messages with incarcerated parents from correctional institutions across the United States and abroad.

The Messages Project was recently awarded a Bronze Seal of Transparency from Guidestar, the world’s largest hub of non-profit information:

ABOUT THE MESSAGES PROJECT

Children are the silent victims of their parent’s crime. However, when a child’s parent is incarcerated, and a healthy connection is maintained, the child is less likely to experience social, emotional, and educational problems. For incarcerated parents,  a healthy family connection reduces the likelihood they will commit a crime after leaving prison.

The Messages Project helps establish and maintain the bond between children and their incarcerated parents through video messages and other interactive media. Our volunteers have recorded over 19,000 video messages with incarcerated parents from correctional institutions across the United States and abroad.

The Messages Project was recently awarded a Bronze Seal of Transparency from Guidestar, the world’s largest hub of non-profit information:

Founder & CEO

Carolyn LeCroy

When Carolyn LeCroy was sentenced to 55 years in prison for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, she witnessed firsthand the effects of broken relationships between incarcerated parents and their children. After Carolyn was paroled, she couldn’t shake the feelings of unhappiness regarding those broken bonds. In 1999, Carolyn took a camera crew and went back to prison – to record video messages from inmates to send to their children and families as Christmas gifts.Carolyn was named a CNN Hero in 2008 for her efforts and advocacy for these at-risk youth, and The Messages Project was thrust into the spotlight.

RECENT NEWS

The Messages Project has earned a Bronze Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world's largest hub of nonprofit information. This will help donors find us in the GuideStar database, and it assures the public that we are a legitimate non-profit. Check out our...

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2019 Dacetacular Gaming for a Cause

The Dace Man Show is back with their 6th annual fundraising game-a-thon! Watch the crew via live stream as they stay up for 24 consecutive hours and play video games for a good cause! The Message Project will receive all proceeds from this event. Watch the action on...

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Recent Filming – Behind the Scenes

Here's a look behind the scenes at a filming we're working on. These dads got to select a book, record a video for their children, and personalize the delivery that will be mailed home. We're making more great memories, one day at a time! Thank you to Kevin O'Sullivan...

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RECENT TWEETS FROM @MESSAGESPROJECT

The Messages Project The Messages Project @MessagesProject UPDATE: We were able to film some messages with dads last week! Keeping our fingers crossed for slow, safe progress… https://t.co/xBiI2owxHH 7 days ago
The Messages Project The Messages Project @MessagesProject Even though we still aren't able to go into prisons to film messages with parents due to restrictions of the pandem… https://t.co/BvaMaAAzx1 3 weeks ago
The Messages Project The Messages Project @MessagesProject Right now, the majority of public schools in the United States value penal repercussions over rehabilitative servic… https://t.co/IZDPjJgsyH 5 weeks ago
The Messages Project The Messages Project @MessagesProject RT @TheRepProject: Check out our list of anti-racist children’s books that feature Black characters and experiences to help inspire a conve… 5 weeks ago
The Messages Project The Messages Project @MessagesProject RT @cfsSERV: "There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up." – John Holmes #MotivationMonday 9 weeks ago

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