COIP Blog: March 2020

JS Blog Post March 23, 2020

Nationwide Demands Call to Release Incarcerated Parents and Individuals due to COVID-19

Riley Hewko, Esq.

 

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With the emergence of COVID-19, Justice Strategies would like to acknowledge and support children and family members who have been navigating parental incarceration in this difficult time. We realize at this moment many families will be impacted even more intensely by the barriers in communication and the already negligent health care services in our U.S. carceral facilities. From testimonies of children of incarcerated parents, we know children already worry about their parents, especially when prison policies prevent parents from making usual phone or video calls, an experience relayed by 10-year-old D.G. in this interview. To support children of the incarcerated in this moment means helping their parents release to our community and helping them get the health care and housing they deserve. Read more »

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JS Blog Post March 23, 2020

Resources & Activities for Children of Incarcerated Parents During COVID-19 Quarantine

Riley Hewko, Esq.

For those families that still have a means of communication with incarcerated parents during COVID-19 quarantine, we complied some helpful resources we have shared before all in one place so families can easily find games and activities that can be adapted for phone calls or email and some books that can be read at home or along with parents by phone/video.

 

RESOURCES

  • book list and other resources for children.

 

 

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