Children of Incarcerated Parents, a Shared Sentence

The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities

…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 ... . A Shared Sentence offers commonsense proposals to address the increased poverty and stress that children ... How children of incarcerated parents face unique challenges and stresses.

April 18, 2016

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Casey Experts

…ranging from child welfare and poverty to data and philanthropy. Members of the media wishing to interview

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Brief Offers Policies for Families Separated by Foster Care and Incarceration

…for children and youth across a range of institutions, and proposes solutions to mitigate these effects ... Sentence, showed that 5.1 million children in the United States have had a parent incarcerated, driving ... Foundation priorities – children in foster care and children of incarcerated parents – and calls ... and to identify strategies that help. The brief, "Helping Children With Parents in Prison and Children in Foster

May 9, 2018

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Funding Permanency Services

A Guide to Leveraging Federal, State and Local Dollars

…This guide helps readers brush up on the finer points of child welfare funding — including ... of community-based permanency services for children and families. ... Meet your go-to guide for maximizing federal funding to support vulnerable children and families ... reimbursements — but not the overall child welfare budget.  

January 1, 2010

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Some States May Be Able to Increase Foster Parent Payments During COVID-19

…be an efficient way to shore up foster parents.” Some Title IV-E child welfare costs for eligible children ... assistance — jeopardizing the stability of the children and youth in their care. Both states have ... secretary for New Mexico’s Children, Youth and Families Department. “That’s why ... The COVID-19 pandemic is undermining child welfare systems’ efforts to foster stability

April 30, 2020

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Parental Incarceration and Child Wellbeing in Fragile Families

…of fathers and mothers of these children and compared how the outcomes were different for each parent&rsquo ... The incarceration of either parent increases a child’s chance of encountering the foster care ... The study found that when a child’s father was incarcerated, children were 44% more likely ... than 4,800 children were followed for 5 years. The researchers examined the impact of the incarceration

April 1, 2008

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Nearly Six Million Kids Are Impacted by Parental Incarceration

…the highest proportion of children affected — close to one in five kids have lost a parent ... . The incarceration of a parent can be devastating to a family’s stability and have as much impact on a child ... incarceration. Access family and community data on the KIDS COUNT Data Center: Children who had a parent who ... Close to six million kids in America have experienced losing a parent to prison or jail at some

November 17, 2017

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Children of Incarcerated Parents Fact Sheet

…This fact sheet presents data on parents as prisoners, the affect this has on the children and how ... Parental incarceration creates additional challenges for children and families. ... Children of incarcerated mothers are 4 times more liked to stay in foster care than those whose ... Black kids are 9 times more likely to have a parent in prison than white kids.

January 1, 2008

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