Second, we must respond to the real risks that threaten the wellbeing of children with incarcerated parents. Children with incarcerated parents continue to face very real obstacles to their mental and physical health and their socioeconomic status, which could be addressed through better linkages between schools, public health providers, employment specialists, and correctional institutions. An investment in maintaining family contact is also important to recognizing the importance of supportive, healthy bonding between parents and their children. (....)
Lastly, we must support Fair Chance Employment—it’s one of the most important things we can do for the children of incarcerated parents. Employment is a critical part of establishing the readiness for family reunification, but people—along the gender continuum—with a criminal conviction history often face blanket discrimination when they are trying to find work.
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