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Children of inmates

Children of Incarcerated Parents

The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to develop low-cost high-impact family strengthening policies that can be implemented in local jails and state prisons.

Community Services Division

The Community Services Division coordinates consulting services (technical assistance), specialized training, and other programs related to probation, parole, and other forms of community-based corrections.

Seven Out of Ten? Not Even Close: A Review of Research on the Likelihood of Children with Incarcerated Parents Becoming Justice-Involved

This study concluded that Children of Incarcerated Parents (CIP) are about three times more likely than non-CIP to become justice-involved.              

Parents Behind Bars: What Happens to Their Children?

This report examines the prevalence of incarceration amongst parents and the associated consequences for their children, over five million.

Toolkit for Developing Family-Focused Jail Programs

This toolkit identifys promising practices for developing family-centered jail programs to address the effects of incarceration of parents on children.

Promising and Innovative Practices for Children of Incarcerated Parents: [Webinar]

This webinar highlights promising and innovative programs and practices aimed at reducing trauma for children of incarcerated parents.

How To Explain A Parent's Arrest To A Child

These four pocket-sized cards are wonderful tools to remind law enforcement staff about the impacts on a child whose parents are being arrested or incarcerated.

Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents

This report discusses the trauma children experiences when law enforcement carries out its investigative and arrest responsibilities.

Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (COIPP) Resources

This website provides a great collection of brochures explaining incarceration to the children of inmates.

Children with Incarcerated Parents – Considering Children’s Outcomes in the Context of Complex Family Experiences

This issue examines the needs of children with incarcerated parents, requiring attention to their unique life circumstances.


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