Incarceration and Child Protective Services Involvement

The U.S. incarceration rate remains exceptionally high, especially for socioeconomically disadvantaged groups, and the incidence of involvement in child protective services (CPS) is also quite high among disadvantaged groups. This confluence of incarceration and CPS involvement may have various impacts for parents, children, and families as a whole. The authors of this Institute for Research on Poverty brief examined data from Wisconsin to demonstrate and describe the overlap between parental incarceration and child CPS involvement, as well as between adolescent CPS involvement and later incarceration in young adulthood.
Record Type: 
Research-To-Practice Brief
Publication Date: 
August, 2016
Date: 
August 2016
Source: 
Partner Resources
National/International: 
National
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Supportive Services
    • Child Welfare
  • Special Populations
    • Incarcerated and Individuals with a Criminal Record
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