A Shared Sentence

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

Report

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.

April 18, 2016

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Juvenile Justice

Improving the outcomes of youth who become involved in the juvenile justice system by eliminating the inappropriate use of secure confinement and out-of-home placement.

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Child Welfare

Ensuring that children who have been abused or neglected grow up in families and get the help they need to heal, build lasting family relationships and reach their full potential.

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Coming Home: From Prison to the Community with the Help of Faith

Report

This document summarizes what was learned about faith-based community re-entry programs from the multiple reports funded by the Foundation for its Making Connections initiative. It also highlights the impact incarceration has on the families of those who are incarcerated.

January 1, 2005

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Collaborating for Successful Reentry

A Practical Guide to Support Justice-Involved Young People Returning to the Community

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This guide teaches juvenile justice and social service professionals about supporting youth who are reentering their community after confinement or a court-ordered out-of-home placement. Readers will learn about collaborative and community-based approaches designed to eliminate barriers and help address the needs of young people.

March 9, 2019

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Future Savings

The Economic Potential of Successful Transitions From Foster Care to Adulthood

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This report turns the lens on young people who age out of foster care and explores four areas — education, early parenthood, homelessness and incarceration — where they fare worse than their general population peers. Readers will learn the economic cost of this shortfall and see how targeted interventions can help these youth while also erasing billions of dollars in unnecessary costs.

January 30, 2019

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