Children of Incarcerated Parents Framework Document

Children of Incarcerated Parents Framework Document CoverChildren often experience trauma when they witness their parents being arrested, see them in court, and visit them in jail. The Urban Institute partnered with the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) on a project to identify promising and innovative practices that have the potential to mitigate that trauma and to improve parent–child relationships.

This framework document synthesizes lessons learned about promising practices, and it provides information about the context surrounding children and their justice-involved parents. This document aims to help people interested in developing practices in their own jurisdictions to understand how important these issues are, to learn how to talk about these issues with their constituencies, and to appreciate how changes in practice can make meaningful differences for children and parents.

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