This article explores the ways in which one local church community responded to the devastating effects of
parental incarceration. In their efforts to “reverse the jail trail”, New Canaan International Church in Richmond, Virginia
established a non-profit agency, New Jubilee to promote resilience in children and families from “at risk environments.”
Initiatives include a partnership with the Virginia Department of Corrections to offer video visitation to inmates and
families. In addition, a mentor program is available for children between the ages of 4-18 who have a parent incarcerated
in a state or federal institution.