Children of Incarcerated Parents: Resources


  • Arditti, Joyce A., Jennifer Lambert-Shute, and Karen Joest. "Saturday Morning at the Jail: Implications of Incarceration for Families and Children." Family Relations, Vol. 52, No. 3. 2003.

  • Children on the Outside: Voicing the Pain and Human Costs of Parental Incarceration

    A report published by Justice Strategies in January 2011.

    View this report on the Justice Strategies site
  • La Vigne, Nancy, Elizabeth Davies and Diana Brazzell. Broken Bonds: Understanding and Addressing the Needs of Children with Incarcerated Parents. Washington, D.C.: The Urban Institute. February 2008.

  • Nell Berstein, All Alone in the World: Children of the Incarcerated. N.Y.: The New Press 2005.


  • Defense Against Sterilization Abuse Bill - Legislative Background

    This document outlines the reasons why forced sterilization must be challenged.

  • was created by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP), which is composed of representatives from 18 federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth.

  • International Human Rights

    Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Concluding observations on the combined seventh to ninth periodic reports of United States of America

    United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner: Convention on the Rights of the Child

    Convention on the Rights of the Child General Comment No. 12

    Statement to the media by the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts onPeople of African Descent, on the conclusion of its official visit to USA, 19­29 January 2016

  • Let Our Families Have a Future Overview

    California prisons frequently violate the human rights of people behind bars. The right to family, the right to health and the right to be free from cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment are violated in prisons. This one pager provides an overview of these human rights violations.

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Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People's Movement Western Regional Conference

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Sunday, September 20th & Monday, September 21st

Formerly incarcerated and convicted people, family members, community and spiritual leaders, elected officials and government employees will all come together to strengthen our relationships and work towards making change through community empowerment. We invite you to Voice your opinion, learn your rights and learn what changes we can make together. All of Us or None Contact: (415)-255-7036 ext. 337