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NCJ Number: 128340 Find in a Library
Title: Women and Children Residential Program Feasibility Study
Corporate Author: Illinois Dept of Corrections
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Illinois Dept of Corrections
Springfield, IL 62794
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Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report highlights the results of a study of child and female parent residential programming and its feasibility in Illinois.
Abstract: The program is designed mainly for female inmates convicted of nonviolent crimes who have two years or less to serve on their sentence, and who are pregnant or are the primary caretaker parent of one or more children under the age of six prior to incarceration. The program recognizes both the long-term effects of a parent's incarceration and subsequent separation on a child and the need to address the factors which contributed to the parent's incarceration. A profile of the female offender in Illinois is presented along with a discussion of the program's costs, legal issues involved, cooperating agencies, and a detailed program design. Obstacles hindering implementation are funding, interagency cooperation, and legal and liability issues.
Main Term(s): Children of incarcerated offenders; Residential child care institutions
Index Term(s): Female offenders; Pregnant inmates
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