The program ran from February through June 2021 and is by and for parents directly impacted by the family policing system. In Rise & Shine, parents built a strong foundation for advocacy and leadership in their communities.
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The Core program ran from February through June 2021 and provided training for newly-hired Parent Advocates working at Graham and Rising Ground in NYC.
Join Rise to celebrate our class of 2021 graduates from our Rise & Shine Parent Leadership Program! Hear parents’ experience with the family policing system, their vision for strong and safe communities and what you can do to support our parent-led movement.
Rise is building a peer care network that can strengthen families while reducing contact with the family policing system. Rise seeks to do this work collaboratively in New York City in partnership with other community-led organizations, beginning with communities most impacted by ACS (Administration for Children’s Services). We hope you will join us and get involved!
This Insights paper presents Rise’s vision for a peer network of collective care by and for parents. This fall, Rise created a parent Peer Vision Team to explore building a peer care model that can strengthen families while reducing contact with the family policing system.
Nationwide and in New York City, where Rise is based, it’s crucial to broadly reorganize supports for families so that accessing resources and services does not put parents at risk of state intervention in their families. Government dollars should target community conditions, not families. This report shares a vision for one critical component of strong communities: networks of peer support and community care.