Family Express

Vision & Mission


Family Express works to re-weave the web of relationships that have been torn apart by crime and the policies of the criminal justice system. FE serves as a conduit to assist and accompany children and families in crossing over the barriers that separate them from their loved ones in prison. In doing so, FE restores relationships and creates public awareness in order to bring about transformation in the lives of those impacted by the criminal justice system.


Family Express unites children and families with their loved ones in prison by providing transportation to five prisons located in California. Through its work, FE furthers the CDCR’s mission of reducing recidivism and breaking the inter-generational cycle of crime by supporting the restoration of family relationships and increasing visiting opportunities between children and their loved ones in prison. We also create mutual awareness between families, communities and the CDCR for greater understanding and collaboration.

We Believe