CLICC (Connecting through Literacy: Incarcerated Parents, their Children and Caregivers) uses literacy and mentoring to strengthen relationships between incarcerated parents and their children in Connecticut.

CLICC is a “book club” that begins while the parent is incarcerated and gives parents and their children fun, interesting, safe subjects to communicate about while they are apart. CLICC provides opportunities for positive parent-child relationships before the parent rejoins the community, supporting the family to move forward successfully.

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CLICC Testimonials

“Starting this relationship through books has not just benefited me, but has truly changed the life of my household as a whole by providing interesting ways for us to connect with each other and by broadening our perspectives in general through books.”

“I thank you for what you are doing for my daughter and me. It means more than you think.”

“We have something besides outside life to talk about.”

“CLICC brings you and your child together to build a stronger bond.”

“I want us to become more like mother and daughter, instead of like sisters. I think the CLICC program is giving us a great opportunity to open up communications together, and she is excited about it. Lately, she seems to be wanting more of a relationship with me.”

“Thank you for all you do for us and our children.”

“I want to learn how to keep a good relationship with my children and keep the lines of communication open, so they won’t forget who I am and that I love and care about them. With CLICC, the progress is good.”

“I truly thank CLICC for all you do — not just for me, but for everyone else.”