The Messages Project nonprofit organization that enables children of incarcerated parents to maintain relationships with their mothers and fathers. They help to establish and maintain the bond between children and their incarcerated parents through video messages and other interactive media. Their volunteers have recorded over 19,000 video messages with incarcerated parents from correctional institutions across the United States and abroad. The recordings are mailed home to children and families, often with a book that was read as part of the message. When a child’s parent is incarcerated and a healthy connection is maintained, it reduces the child’s risk for social, emotional, and educational problems. For the incarcerated parent, family connection decreases the likelihood of recidivism. Maintaining and enhancing the bond between the child and the incarcerated parent through video messages and other interactive media are the focal points of The Messages Project.