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NCJ Number: NCJ 241458     Find in a Library
Title: When a Parent Is Incarcerated: A Primer for Social Workers
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: Annie E. Casey Foundation
United States of America
Date Published: 2011
Page Count: 37
  Annotation: This primer provides relevant and practical information for public child welfare agencies and social workers in conducting casework with incarcerated parents and their children.
Abstract: Background information addresses the increased parental incarceration rates in the United States, legal obligations of the child welfare agency to arrested/incarcerated families, improvement in permanency outcomes for the child, incarceration’s severe impact on the welfare of children, termination of parental rights, and improved outcomes for both corrections and child welfare. The first major section of the primer focuses on child welfare considerations regarding incarcerated parents. The issues addressed are policies and protocols at the time of arrest, data collection, communication with the incarcerated parent, and Adoption and Safe Families Act/Termination of Parental Rights. Other issues discussed in this section are the maintenance of child-parent contacts during incarceration, reentry planning, and domestic violence issues related to children of incarcerated parents. Another major section of the primer provides guidance on working with incarcerated parents and parents on parole or probation in the corrections setting. A third major section of the primer provides guidance on working with immigrant parents who are involved in deportation proceedings. Among the issues discussed are who can be deported, locating someone in immigration detention, how to contact someone who is detained, the right to appointed counsel in removal proceedings, detention center personnel, and an overview of the removal proceedings for an incarcerated parent. Contact information for resources is provided. 88 notes
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors
Index Term(s): Social workers ; Social work ; Juvenile delinquency prevention ; Children of incarcerated offenders ; Social worker casework ; Children at risk ; Social worker training ; Adolescents at risk
Sale Source: Annie E. Casey Foundation
701 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
United States of America
Type: Technical Assistance
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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