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.

Record Type: 
Stakeholder Resource
Publication Date: 
June, 2021
June 2021
Partner Resources
  • Family Strengthening
  • Asset Building
  • Supportive Services
  • Special Populations
    • Incarcerated and Individuals with a Criminal Record