Currently, children are only allowed to see their parent in prison 3 times a year, and it is behind a glass wall. We would like to see changes that allow the child to see the parent as often as he/she would like.
Studies in the US have found that children who continue to stay in touch with their parent in prison exhibit fewer disruptive and anxious behaviors. There is also evidence that it helps the parents as well by lowering recidivism rates and making reunification easier and more likely once the parent is released from prison. (La Vigne) But children without a regular connection to their parent(s) become high risk children and teens to many areas of vulnerability in society (eg. runaways, sex trafficking, etc.)
We want to help keep these children connected to their parents as much as possible as we consider what is best for the child, their development and the family.
A simple way you can help us make this happen is by filling out a petition form with your basic info. Could you ask your co-workers and friends to also sign this?
* PLEASE NOTE: in order for your vote to count, you MUST check "Yes" in the both the "Emails" and "Personal Information" boxes at the end. Your information will NOT be sold to another party or used for SPAM.
You can download a petition sheet below:
온라인 서명 사이트 http://goo.gl/forms/430lOcDAIvoqeXwV2
Once your forms is filled out, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we can provide you with an address to mail the petition forms. Thank you so much for your help!
Here are some helpful links with info on children and parents in prison:
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