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How do we help the KIDS who have a parent in jail? (Viewed 1285 times)
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This topic is focused on solutions to help children with one or both parents in jail.

In the U.S., we have 5 million children — or 1 in 14 kids — with a parent behind bars.

That is a staggering number and it's the children who suffer, many for the rest of their lives.



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How States Can Help 5 Million Kids With A Parent Behind Bars

"Here are four steps from the Casey report that states can do to support kids with a parent behind bars:

1. Letting Kids Stay Connected To Their Incarcerated Parent

2. Preventing Incarceration From Affecting Employment

3. Ensuring Parents Can Meet Kids’ Basic Needs Once They Leave Prison

4. Eliminating Barriers To Housing That Having A Record Can Cause"  

Learn what states are doing to implement these four steps...  


To see all of the recommendations for states, read the full report below.

More than 5 million U.S. children have had a parent in jail or prison at some point in their lives. The incarceration of a parent can have as much impact on a child’s well-being as abuse or domestic violence. But while states spend heavily on corrections, few resources exist to support those left behind. A Shared Sentence offers commonsense proposals to address the increased poverty and stress that children of incarcerated parents experience.


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