A Shared Sentence

The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities

Report

The incarceration of a parent can have as much impact on a child’s well-being as abuse or domestic violence. But while states spend heavily on corrections, few resources exist to support those left behind. A Shared Sentence offers commonsense proposals to address the increased poverty and stress that children of incarcerated parents experience.

April 18, 2016

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Incarceration’s Toll on Communities

Blog Post

Casey’s new KIDS COUNT report on parental incarceration, A Shared Sentence, highlights that children and families aren’t the only ones to experience stress and instability when a parent is behind bars — their communities also feel the blow.

April 28, 2016

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Reentry and Barriers to Employment

Lessons From Casey’s Investments

Report

This report covers the challenging terrains of incarceration, reentry and work. It draws on expert interviews, dozens of resources and two decades of strategic investments by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Readers will learn what employment barriers people commonly face after exiting prison or jail and how to help these individuals pursue — and maintain — family-supporting jobs.    

November 19, 2016

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Expanding Employment Opportunities for Returning Citizens in Atlanta

Blog Post

Georgia's returning citizens — individuals who are returning to their families and the community after incarceration — are experiencing a smoother transition thanks to an organization called Georgia Justice Project, which is working to minimize the effects of a criminal record and help the formerly incarcerated regain their financial footing.

October 16, 2017

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