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Children of Incarcerated Parents: An Action Plan for Federal Policymakers

Publication year: 2009
“This action plan is designed to help federal leaders improve policies for children of incarcerated parents, but also includes recommendations of value to state and local governments that can facilitate and complement federal initiatives and result in better responses to this population” (p. ix). Sections of this publication include: introduction; children of incarcerated parents—overview and research; coordination across service systems; responses to children during a parent’s arrest; parent-child interactions within correctional systems; support for kinship caregivers of children who parents are incarcerated; foster care and permanence; child support; and state and federal benefits and income support.