Promising Practices for Strengthening Families Affected by Parental Incarceration: A Review of the Literature
This Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation report is a literature review of studies of family strengthening programs with positive outcomes among children with parents involved in the criminal justice system. The review reflects six focus areas: engaging non-incarcerated caregivers, considering children’s ages and a parent’s gender and role in program design, engaging in cross-system collaboration, implementing strategies to engage parents who are incarcerated and their families, and promoting families’ financial stability.
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- Family Strengthening
- Asset Building
- Supportive Services
- Special Populations
- Incarcerated and Individuals with a Criminal Record