Strengthening and Maintaining Family Connections: Best Practices for Child-Friendly Visiting

Past Event
April 4, 2023, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm , Eastern

Hosted by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center and the National Reentry Resource Center

This webinar will present an overview of current and best practices, challenges, and solutions for strengthening family interactions during virtual visits. The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections will discuss their program, which displays a strong virtual component for family visits and interaction. The webinar will preview the forthcoming CSG Justice Center publication “Strengthening and Maintaining Family Connections: Best Practices for Child-Friendly Video Visiting.”


  • Ann Adalist-Estrin, Director, National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated at Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey​
  • Deb Sahd, Special Assistant to the Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections​
  • Megan Pfeiffer, Senior Policy Analyst, Corrections and Reentry, CSG Justice Center​
  • Valerie Carpico, Project Manager, Corrections and Reentry, CSG Justice Center


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