The Effects of Parental Incarceration on Children

A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation examines the toll of parental incarceration. Currently 7% of children in the United States have experienced the incarceration of a parent. A Shared Sentence: The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities offers commonsense proposals to address the increased poverty and stress that children of incarcerated parents experience. Along with the report, the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s recent CaseyCast explores the stigmas, struggles, and supports shaping this issue and how parental incarceration affects not just kids and their families — but entire communities.

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