The new fact sheet examines children with justice involved parents. Specifically, it provides a summary of some of the challenges children endure as a result of their parent’s involvement in the criminal justice system. For example, some major obstacles for children who endure disruption arise from: child welfare and protection issues; developmental challenges including trauma; relationship strain between parent and child; educational set-backs; the effects of stigma; and increased risk for future criminal justice system contact. This fact sheet explores these obstacles and concludes by offering suggestions for service providers and criminal justice professionals to help alleviate this problem.
To read the fact sheet, click here.