Family and Caregivers External Support (FACES)

Family and Caregivers External Support (FACES) is a grant-funded program to keep children connected with their incarcerated parent(s) via non-contact alternatives.  

The primary goal of FACES is to expand services to meet the needs of incarcerated parents and their children, including engagement of parents and children, supporting minor children and supporting delivery of transitional re-entry services upon release.

FACES will work with all inmates housed at the Sherburne County Jail, whether county inmates or federal boarders.   Regardless of jurisdiction, though there may be variation in the program offerings dependent upon whether they are released back into the community or waiting to be transferred to a different location.

To access a referral form that you can fill out and submit through this website, click on our FACES referral form.

FACES will offer The Parenting Inside Out (PIO) program to all inmates who have legal rights to their children.

Learn more about Parenting Inside Out

Visiting would be through virtual means and scheduled through the Project Manager.

Along with PIO, the jail will offer educational classes through Amazing Grace Recovery Services.  These educational classes would include, but are not limited to, Parenting Skills, Family Dynamics, Social and Lifestyle Changes, Grief and Loss, Relapse, Anger, Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships, Co-Occurring Disorders, Spirituality and Recovery, Alcoholism/Addiction, Acceptance/Honesty and 12 Steps of AA.

Sesame Street in Communities: Coping with Incarceration

The incarceration of a loved one can be overwhelming for both children and caregivers. Because of the feeling of stigma, it takes special effort to start important conversations and answer kids’ questions. But parents can comfort children and guide them through difficult moments just by talking. With love and support, the family can cope with the challenges of incarceration together.  

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Child and Family Resources


Child Care

Crisis Services

Disability Services

Family Health

Financial Assistance

Health Care Coverage

Health Services

Infants, Children & Families

Mental Health

Payment Options

Public Health Planning

Senior Health

Veterans Health

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)