Children with Incarcerated Parents
Children with Incarcerated Parents

CTCIP is dedicated to providing information that may be helpful to those with a loved one in a Connecticut correctional facility. Hopefully through the sharing of information and personal experiences, this website will offer support to those affected by incarceration. This resource is for parents and caregivers who are facing a prison sentence, as well as for those returning home from a term of incarceration, their children, their children's remaining caregiver, other loved ones, volunteers and staff who work with or on behalf of children with a parent incarcerated, policymakers, advocates, and researchers.

Click here to listen to Connecticut children discuss what it is like for them to have a parent in prison.

Children of Incarcerated Parents: A Bill of Rights

1. I have the right TO BE KEPT SAFE AND INFORMED AT THE TIME OF MY PARENT’S ARREST.

2. I have the right TO BE HEARD WHEN DECISIONS ARE MADE ABOUT ME

3. I have the right TO BE CONSIDERED WHEN DECISIONS ARE MADE ABOUT MY PARENT.

4. I have the right TO BE WELL CARED FOR IN MY PARENT’S ABSENCE.

5. I have the right TO SPEAK WITH, SEE AND TOUCH MY PARENT.

6. I have the right TO SUPPORT AS I STRUGGLE WITH MY PARENT’S INCARCERATION.

7. I have the right NOT TO BE JUDGED, BLAMED OR LABELED BECAUSE OF MY PARENT’S INCARCERATION.

8. I have the right TO A LIFELONG RELATIONSHIP WITH MY PARENT.

 

Published by the San Francisco Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership in 2005

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Did you know?

In the U.S., it is estimated that...
 
1 in 346 children has a parent deployed in the U.S. military
 
1 in 191 children is in foster care
 
1 in 28 children has a parent incarcerated

 



RELEASE is a student-led online newsletter that dedicated its first publication to the topic of children with incarcerated parents. To view this inaugural edition, please click here.

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