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Importance of Visitation

Within the child welfare system, incarcerated parents are almost twice as likely as other parents to lose their children. This is largely due to significant barriers in accessing social services and visits with their children. This is troublesome when we know that a growing body of research demonstrates that it is generally in the best interests of the child to maintain contact with their incarcerated parent. 

Support for Visitation in WA State Prisons

Sample Motion for Visitation for Incarcerated Parents

Pictures of Visitation at Women's Prisons

Guide for New Family and Friends of those Incarcerated


Other resources for parents and caregivers of children visiting with their incarcerated parents can be found at:

Sesame Street: Coping With Incarceration 

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