Incarcerated Mothers Law Project (IMLP)
The Incarcerated Mothers Law Project (IMLP) helps criminal justice-involved mothers preserve family relationships and make informed decisions about the care and custody of their children. The Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA), passed in 1997, places a premium on swift adoption of children who are in foster care. This law permits accelerated termination of parental rights. IMLP educates women about their rights and responsibilities with respect to the legal relationships with their children. Staff and volunteer attorneys teach women how to advocate for themselves and for their children in court and with foster care agencies, in the community, and while incarcerated.