Corrections technology & communications leader stands in support of national effort to enable children with incarcerated parents, facing other societal challenges, reach their full potential
June 4, 2022 (Falls Church, VA) — As part of its continuing commitment to help facilitate successful reintegration for incarcerated individuals and their families, ViaPath Technologies’ Tony Lowden, today, addressed the kick-off luncheon for Prison Fellowship’s Opportunity Kids Collaborative in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area. Created in partnership with Walmart’s Center for Racial Equity, the Opportunity Kids Collaborative is a nationwide effort, launched in November 2021, to connect children in distressed communities of color to a support network.
“An important part of helping incarcerated individuals reintegrate back into society upon their release is family engagement. In many cases, the children who are left behind when a parent goes to prison are in dire need of critical support services,” said Tony Lowden, Vice President of Reintegration & Community Engagement at ViaPath Technologies. “Children also have to reintegrate back to their loved ones when they come home and so it takes the entire community to make this transition happen. That is why ViaPath is proud to support Prison Fellowship and the incredible work they are doing to help people in need through impactful programs like the Opportunity Kids Collaborative initiative.”
In addition to his work at ViaPath, Mr. Lowden is also the pastor and spiritual advisor to former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter. He previously served as the White House Executive Director of the Federal Interagency Council on Crime Prevention and Improving Reentry.
ViaPath Technologies is a leading technology company, which offers cutting-edge solutions to facilitate connections, educational opportunities and successful reintegration for incarcerated individuals. One of those solutions is the company’s revolutionary Inspire Tablet, which allows them to maintain regular contact with their loved ones through video visitation and electronic messaging. It also provides educational content and job training classes to help those who are deserving of a second chance, successfully reenter their communities and into the workforce, upon completion of their sentence.
Prison Fellowship is the nation’s largest Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners and their families. The Opportunity Kids Collaborative is a network of corporate, community, and faith-based partners working in concert to provide support to children, 18 years of age and under, who face societal challenges including poverty, racism and family instability.
Today’s event took place in the Legends Lounge at the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters Building at The Star in Frisco, TX.
About ViaPath Technologies
ViaPath provides advanced communications and management solutions that facilitate meaningful connections, provide educational opportunities, and enable successful reintegration for 1.6 million incarcerated individuals. ViaPath is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, with an employee presence throughout North America. To learn more, please visit www.viapath.com.