This fact sheet explains close to 2.7 million children have a parent in prison or jail, describes the increased risked faced by children of incarcerated parents, and highlights efforts by Reentry Council agencies to ensure children of incarcerated parents are not negatively impacted. Accomplishments of Reentry Council agencies are listed and include the development of materials for children about having an incarcerated parent and tips for caregivers on talking to children about incarceration, the establishment of an online consolidation of the federal resources available to support children and families impacted by incarceration, training for local service providers on meeting the needs of children of incarcerated parents, and conferences and workshops on the impacts of parental incarceration on children. Future efforts are discussed and a list of key resources is provided.
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