Very Involved Parent program (VIP)
FTAC currently offers the VIP program at Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility in Rutland, Vermont and until 2007, at the Northeast Regional Correctional Facility in St. Johnsbury. This program allows children with incarcerated parents the opportunity to interact with that parent and most important, for both parents to develop and maintain positive parent/child relationships and improve their parenting skills.
Your participation in this program will allow your child(ren) the opportunity to experience the beneficial rewards of a Very Involved Parent. All VIP participants agree to put their best foot forward and remember, "what we do, we must do for our children"
In order to be eligible for the VIP program, residents must be in good standing with the correctional facility and have prior approval from their caseworker (by signature on the VIP application). Once FTAC receives the application, we will then contact the child's primary care giver to discuss participation.