The Night Dad Went to Jail: What to Expect When Someone You Love Goes to Jail by Melissa HigginsWhen someone you love goes to jail, you might feel lost, scared, and even mad. This colorfully illustrated book lets children know that they are not alone in this situation. It offers age appropriate explanations to help with difficult conversations. Told from the experience of a rabbit, this picture book is intended to make a parents incarceration a little less frightening.
Why Children Go to Jail and How Parents Can Help
Teachers, not yet a subscriber? No obligation or credit card is required. Marcus, 19, former teen prisoner, on his college campus. He's now an advocate for juvenile justice reform. More than 50, kids are detained in our juvenile justice system—most for nonviolent charges, and incarceration doesn't help them stay out of trouble afterward. Now, critics and teens who survived prison are asking: Why are we still putting kids in jail?
The project began while she was working in Oklahoma for The Frontier and received a grant to assist with the reporting from the Fund for Child Well-Being, a program of the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism. Overlooked: As women go to jail in record numbers, who's watching out for their kids? No one. We were hunting for data to examine an old problem that persists in Oklahoma, its rank of No. Kids were going missing from school because their mothers were locked up in county jail. It was a comment mentioned in passing by someone who works with a group dedicated to helping children of the incarcerated, while we were talking about other issues.
Kids can make decisions with consequences that stay with them for a lifetime. Although they may not fully understand the severity or lasting impact of their actions, justice will is still served by the system in accordance with the law. Can a child go to jail?
Even if a child is later proved innocent, the parents still must pay a nightly rate for the detention. The guiding principle was simple: States, counties and cities believed that parents were shedding responsibility for their delinquent children and expecting the government to pick up the tab. If parents shared the financial cost of incarceration, this thinking went, they would be more involved in keeping their children out of trouble. In Philadelphia, the City Council is meeting Friday to consider abolishing the practice. Two senators have introduced a bill to ban it statewide. Because these parents are so often from poor communities, even the most aggressive efforts to bill them seldom bring in meaningful revenue. A similar pattern emerges in financial data gathered from all 50 states — significant operating budgets for collections officers and mailing out invoices but low amounts of money actually collected from the families.
Women are going to prison at a higher rate than ever in Australia. Our tough sentencing policies sent women to prison at twice the rate of England and Wales in Indigenous women are over-represented in prisons. Read more: As we imprison more adults, what's happening to the children? They desperately want to be with their babies and young children, few of whom will be cared for by their fathers. In new research published this week , we investigated what Australian prisons are doing to keep mothers and babies together. We looked at the programs on offer, explored policies and principles, and talked to staff and prisoners about their views and experiences.
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