Toolkit for Developing Family Impact Statements: Children of Incarcerated Parents Project

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Toolkit for Developing Family Impact Statements: Children of Incarcerated Parents Project

Abstract

As detailed in this toolkit, family impact statements add opportunities throughout the justice process for decisionmakers to weigh the effect of incarceration or supervision on parents and their families. A family impact statement is a set of questions incorporated into presentence investigation reports to solicit information regarding the defendant’s children and family members, as well as his or her roles in and responsibilities to the family. The family impact statements help judges and probation officers develop tailored approaches to sentencing or to supervising parents so all are aware of the effects that parental justice involvement can have on children.

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