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Families of inmates

Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents

The report summarizes participants' recommendations, ways to reach this unique at-risk population, and evidence-based mentoring practices that can serve the needs and support the strengths of children of incarcerated parents.

The Impact of Family Visitation on Incarcerated Youth’s Behavior and School Performance: Findings from the Families as Partners Project

The positive impact of family visitation on the behavior and school performance of incarcerated youth is examined.

Children in Foster Care with Parents in Federal Prison: A Toolkit for Child Welfare Agencies, Federal Prisons, and Residential Reentry Centers

The purpose of this toolkit is to help facilitate communication and cooperation between child welfare agencies and federal prisons so that parents can stay engaged in their children’s lives.

Protecting the Rights of Transgender Parents and Their Children: A Guide for Parents and Lawyers

The purpose of this guide is to provide information to transgender parents and their attorneys to help them protect parent-child relationships and assist them when faced with disputes over child custody issues.

Parents in State Prisons

This report explains why sending parents to prison results in single-parent households, damages family ties, and exacerbates childhood poverty.

Guidance to States: Recommendations for Developing Family Drug Court Guidelines

This publication provides guidance for implementing an FDC, developing FDC partnerships, and describing FDC components.

Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration

Sesame Workshop's initiative, Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration, provides much-needed bilingual (English/Spanish) multimedia tools for families with young children (ages 3-8) who have an incarcerated parent.

Children, Parents, and Incarceration: Descriptive Overview of Data from Alameda and San Francisco County Jails

This survey identifies who is a parent, how incarceration affects children, and what types of resources are needed for children to maintain contact.

The Effects of Prison Visitation on Offender Recidivism

The influence visitation has on the recidivism of visited prisoners is examined.

Study of Incarcerated Women and Their Children

The experiences of female inmates, their children, and the present caregivers of those children are examined.

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