This literature section covers topics ranging from mass incarceration to visitation between children and their incarcerated parents.  This page includes law reviews, practice reports, policy reports, news articles, and research reports.  They explore considerations and best practices when maintaining child-parent relationships during parental incarceration.  To simplify resources listed here, all reports published in 2009 and before have been compiled into a bibliography with hyperlinks to the publications.  These pages include reports published in 2010 to present.




Addressing Bias


Family Separation


Immigration Status & Child Welfare 


Mass Incarceration 


 Impact on Children With An Incarcerated Parent


Termination of Parental Rights & the Child-Parent Relationship 




WDA IPP Bibliography of Research and Reports (before 2009)