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Impact on Children

Each year, millions of parents are removed from their communities, separated from their children and families, and sent to prison or jail. Most parents serve relatively short sentences for drug related charges. Some serve long sentences often related to violent charges. No matter the number of years, the time spent away missing moments of childhood can’t be recaptured. These missed experiences may be crucial for a child’s well-being and development.

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Read more about why to maintain parent-child contact

Read more about legal support to maintain parent-child contact

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