Supporting the Well-Being of Children and Their Incarcerated Parents During and Beyond the Pandemic

Supporting Wellbeing of Children and Incarcerated Parents brief screenshotTo reduce the spread of COVID-19, departments of corrections in every state suspended in-person contact visits within their prisons and jails and developed policies that changed the way incarcerated parents engage with their children and other loved ones. To learn more about how corrections agencies have adapted and what lessons the field should take to ensure parent-child contact during incarceration occurs as the pandemic continues, staff from The Council of State Governments Justice Center spoke with Ann Adalist-Estrin, the director of the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey.

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