Family Participation Program

The Family Participation Program (FPP) operates under Citizens for Prison Reform (CPR).  We provide family to family advocacy assistance to anyone who reaches out to CPR needing support.

We aspire to carry out CPR’s mission to engageeducate, and empower families. Family advocates will help equip justice involved families with the tools they need to become strong advocates for their loved ones. 

Our family advocates have lived experience with having an incarcerated loved one and are passionate about being allies to other families.  

The basic premise of being helped by someone who has lived through (and survived) a similar experience is at the heart of this program.

Families in need of Assistance

Please fill out the FPP questionnaire online if you are in need of assistance. ​

This will help our family advocates best asses your needs. Once you have completed the questionnaire, an advocate will respond to your inquiry.  

Upcoming Meeting

We invite families who have an incarcerated loved one or who support a returning citizen to join us for our FPP Advocacy Meeting. We hold a virtual meeting on the third Wednesday of every month.

The Family Participation Program aims to make an impact! FPP nurtures positive life outcomes by supporting families impacted by incarceration.  

FPP Posters being hung at
15 pilot prisons!

​Posters promoting the Family Participation Program will be hung in participating pilot prisons within the Michigan Department of Corrections. Incarcerated individuals will be able to share this information with family members who can then reach out to us for help. 

FPP Pilot Prisons:
Alger Correctional Facility (LMF)
Baraga Correctional Facility (AMF)
Charles Egeler Reception & Guidance Center (RGC) 

Chippewa Correctional Facility (URF) 
Gus Harrison Correctional Facility (ARF)
G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility (JCF)
Ionia- IMAX Correctional Facility (ICF)
Lakeland Correctional Facility (LCF)

Oaks Correctional Facility (ECF) 
Macomb Correctional Facility (MRF)
Marquette Branch Correctional Facility (MBP)
Parnell Correctional Facility (SMT)
St. Louis Correctional Facility (SLF)

Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility (WHV)
Woodland Correctional Facility (WCC) 

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