Children that have a parent that is or has been incarcerated are 85% more likely to go to prison.
More and more children are getting stuck in a cycle that leads to their failure. It is an epidemic that children are following a path that they ultimately shouldn't be on.
When an individual goes to prison they lose almost all communication with their family. Some may say that this is well deserved, and we don't necessarily disagree. However, the bigger picture is when the child of the convicted has to suffer. The feeling of abandonment leaves the child disheartened as they grow up, without a father or mother which wasn't the intention of their mom or dad at all.
This cycle is more curable than ever. That is why we are reunifying families, providing those who are incarcerated with employment, and also reconciling relationships with the focus being on building a better community. This empowers incarcerated mothers and fathers to succeed, which will allow their children to succeed.
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1 in 28 children in the U.S. have a parent that is incarcerated.
Caregivers in the Cycle
- Caregivers of children with parents in prison bear numerous burdens, including stigma and shame associated with having a family member in prison, increased financial strain, physical and emotional stress, and lack of external resources.
- Caregivers struggle with multiple challenges in fostering continued relationships between children and their parents in prison.
- Most prisons are not accessible by any form of public transportation, restricting child‐parent visits. In some cases this means children will never visit their parents.
- Caring for children who are experiencing the stigma and blame associated with parental incarceration is particularly difficult for caregivers and may be taxing emotionally and physically
58% of fathers and mothers had no personal visits from any of their children.