Services Integration: Strengthening Offenders and Families, While Promoting Community Health and Safety

Research Report

Services Integration: Strengthening Offenders and Families, While Promoting Community Health and Safety

January 30, 2002

Abstract

The From Prisons to Home Conference, held on January 30-31, 2002 at the National Institutes of Health, was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of the conference was to bring together the research, policy, and practice communities to share promising strategies, identify research needs, and inform federal program and policy development for children and families affected by the incarceration of a parent. Eleven papers were commissioned by leading experts to survey the state of knowledge on the dynamics of incarceration and reentry as seen from the perspectives of child, parent and community. This paper focuses on the integration of services that target the prisoner, his family and children during incarceration and upon release. It explores two major issues: the coordination of service delivery across the criminal justice and health and human services systems, and the coordination between in-prison service delivery and aftercare in the community.

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