Uniting children with their mothers and fathers in prison
Get On The Bus AZ is a non-profit 501(c)3 that partners with companies, non-profits and religious organizations to provide events of family unification to the incarcerated in Arizona.
men and women in the Arizona prison system
Parents Report not receiving a visit from their children
children in the United States with a parent in prison
In 2015, a criminology study found that 42% of parents in prisons across the country reported never having had a personal visit from their children. As of May 2021, there are over 41,000 men and women in the Arizona prison system. Many have children whom they get to see very rarely, if at all due to transportation, costs, and most recently, the pandemic.
Join us in making a difference in the lives of hundreds of children, parents, and families of those incarcerated.
Regular visitation between children and their incarcerated parent lowers the rates of recidivism and improves family reunification upon release multiple studies have shown. In addition, children who are allowed regular visits with their incarcerated parents demonstrate better emotional and social adjustment. Your donations help secure the transportation of children and their caregivers from the host site to the prison and back, three meals for the day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), activity bags for the children, and GOTB AZ t-shirts for children and caregivers.