Press center
Cover GOTB Events

Click thumbnail for Blog


2015 Articles

Mother's Day:

Get On The Bus: a Labor of Love for Volunteers:- Click here to view.

Taking Children to See Incarcerated Parents: Click here to view.

Mothers Day for Prisoners: Click here to view.

Incarcerated Mothers in Chowchilla receive early Mothers Day gift: Click here to view.

Father's Day:

BAY AREA PEOPLE: Resources to help kids visit parents in prison.  Click here to view.

Students at St. Mary Los Gatos help with Get on the Bus. Click here to view.

Reuters: A Special Fathers Day in California Mens Colony. Click here to view. 

Kids Celebrate Fathers Day with Dads at California Mens Colony. Click here to view.

Kids Get on the Bus To San Quentin for Fathers Day. Click here to view.

KIon News: Fathers Day Prison Visits.  Click here to view.

Salinas Californian: Inmates Raise Thousands. Click here to view.


2014 Articles

Father's Day:

 Get On The Bus Reunites Children with Fathers in Prison - KSBY: Click here to view.

It's Father's Day at San Quentin - SF Gate: Click here to view.

Salinas Californian: A Valued Bus Ride to Prison -Click here to view.

Monterey Herald: Father's Day Special for Families - Click here to view.

KION News: Father's Day at Soledad Prison - Click here to view.

Daily Mail Online: Visit from kids cures Folsom prisoners' blues - Click here to view.

Mother's Day:


Children Reunite With Incarcerated Moms Near Mother's Day - Huffington Post: Click here to view.

"Get on the Bus for Mothers Day" click here to view.

Kids Visit Incarcerated Parents With Help From GOTB - KTLA: Click here to view.

Get On The Bus on FOX 11: Click here to view.

Get On The Bus Connects Families at CDCR Facilities- Inside CDCR News: Click here to view.

Buses Bring Mother's Day to Women's Prisons - OC Register: Click here to view.


2013 Articles

 MomMotMother's Day:  

Get On The Bus Comes to the Federal Bureau of Prisons: Click here to view

45 Mothers in Dublin Federal Prison See Their Children: click here to view

NBC Los Angeles: Click here to view

Daily Breeze: Click here to view

Press Telegram Photos: Click here to view


The Tidings: Click here to view


Father's Day: 

Santa Maria Sun: Click here to view

UC Berkeley News Center: Click here to view

KSBW: Click here to view

Central Coast News Kion RIght Now: Click here to view


2012 Articles

MSNBC Photo Slideshow: Click here to view

Television New Zealand
A bittersweet Mother's Day for those behind bars...
Click here to read more
The Sunday Times
Annual Mother's Day Event...
Click here to read more.
CMC inmates celebrate Father's Day...
Click here to read more.
The Salinas Californian
Family links behind prison walls...
Click here to read more
San Quentin State Prison Photo Slideshow
Click here to view
San Quentin News
Click here to read...

2011 Articles

NBC LA: Family Bonding Time in Prison

 "Get on the Bus" is a program designed by the state's Center for Restorative Justice.  Donations keep the buses moving so kids can visit for Mother's Day at women's prisons around the state and for Father's Day for the men's detention centers.

Click here to

KCTV 5 News: Father's Day Not So Lonely For Kids With Dads In Prison

One of 11 children in California has a parent in prison, jail or on parole or probation, the group said. That amounts to about 856,000 children -- 297,000 of whom have a mom or dad in state prison or local jail, the organization said.

Click here to

CNN: Nonprofit gives kids of imprisoned parents a lift

Every May and June, a California nonprofit devoted to improving the criminal justice system takes busloads of youngsters to visit mom or dad behind bars.

Click here to

Sacramento Bee: Folsom Prison inmates get a joyful early Father's Day

Beaming smiles, tears of joy and the sound of children's laughter were prevalent Saturday at Folsom State Prison
Click here to

Fox Reno: Kids Visit Bay Area Prisons in Honor of Father's Day

Children from across California were bused to Bay Area prisons Saturday to visit their dad in honor of Father's Day, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Click here to

Patch Network: Folsom Prison Blues? Not on a Saturday Thanks to NoHo Nonprofit

The Center for Restorative Justice in North Hollywood made it a happy early Father's Day for many incarcerated fathers in Folsom State Prison on Saturday.

Click here to

KSBY: Kids "Get On The Bus" to visit Dads at CMC

It was a special day for hundreds of children and their fathers in San Luis Obispo today.
Click here to

The Adobe Press: Kids to visit Dads at Men's Colony

More than 450 children will be bused to the California Men’s Colony to visit with their incarcerated dads Saturday in celebration of Father’s Day

Click here to

KSBW: Get On The Bus Visits Soledad Prisons

Hundreds of California kids from the “Get On The Bus” program spent their Saturday reuniting with their dads who have been incarcerated in Soledad Prison
Click here to
KTUV San Francisco: Kids Visit Bay Area Prisons In Honor of Father's Day
More than 1,000 kids participated in the corrections department's 12th annual "Get On the Bus" event in conjunction with the Center for Restorative Justice Works.
Click here to


Not-for-Profit Tax ID # 68-0547196
© Copyright 2015. Get On The Bus. All Rights Reserved. Designed & Developed by Computer Doctors LLC