Focus on Innovation: Moms and Babies Program

Addiction Policy Forum logoThis fact sheet from the Addiction Policy Forum describes the Moms and Babies program at the Decatur Correctional Center in Illinois, a prison nursery and community reentry program that allows incarcerated mothers to keep their newborn infants with them for a specified amount of time. The program supports these women in developing and nurturing bonds with their babies through a supportive living environment and effective programming. The fact sheet includes statistics demonstrating the program’s success and benefits, an overview of who is eligible, and details about post-release services administered by Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities.