Impact

Through early intervention and long-term support, we are changing lives and putting a stop to generational cycles of incarceration.


 

Proven Success

Since 1999, Project Avary has served over 800 children of incarcerated parents (CIP). Our annual evaluation shows psycho-social development in areas proven to promote resilient and thriving young adults:

  • 96% of Avary youth show improvement in resiliency, attachment, connection with a caring adult, connection with a positive peer group, communication skills, anger management, conflict resolution, goal setting, leadership, and positive view of their future
  • 84% of Avary graduates completed at least one year of college, compared to 20% for the control* 
  • Only 6% of Avary graduates have been arrested, compared to a 30% arrest rate for the control**

1 in every 28 children in the U.S. have a parent in jail or prison;
300,000 of those children live in the Bay Area


$1,500

Annual program cost
for one Project Avary youth

$47,421

Annual cost FOR ONE
prison inmate in California

Camp Avary has made me smarter, stronger, & healthier.
Because of those reasons I have become a better person inside and out.
- Project Avary Teen

* Source: CA College Pathways
** Source: Fragile Families Study