AMACHI [a-ma-chee]

Nigerian-Igbo word meaning: “who knows but what God has brought us through this child”


We seek to empower, nurture, and protect those most vulnerable to the criminal justice system. We work to amplify the voices of youth & families; activate a community of support; and advance policy & practice to drive equity and justice.


Allegheny County Children with Incarcerated Parents


Success Rate with Youth Breaking the Incarceration Cycle


Years of Dedicated Service and Counting

“Our favorite part about being part of Amachi is that the staff care about the families… the fact that they try and make the best of a bad situation is awesome. My family benefited so much from working with Amachi. We were treated like people, not a statistic.” – Christy