A Shared Sentence: Children of Prisoners

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Mon, 05/30/2016 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
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Karen James interviews Laura Speer, associate director for Policy Reform Advocacy at the Annie E Casey Foundation, the nation’s leading organization for the overall well-being of children. Over 5 million children nationwide have had an incarcerated parent. The loss of a parent through incarceration can have lasting effects on a child’s development and well-being.  In April 2016 the Annie E. Casey Foundation released a report A Shared Sentence: The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities.  Laura discusses this report which proposes recommendations for state and local policymakers to help kids nationwide who struggle as a result of having an incarcerated parent.

Annie E. Casey Foundation  www.aecf.org

Report:  A Shared Sentence   www.aecf.org/sharedsentence

Kid’s Count Data Center http://datacenter.kidscount.org/

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