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The California Courts Self-Help Center offers a listing of Family Law Facilitators in California and a resource guide to “The Basics of Child Support for Incarcerated Parents.”
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation website is intended to assist the general public in locating, contacting, visiting, and corresponding with inmates and juveniles who are in a CDCR prison or juvenile facility.
Published by The Urban Institute
More than 1.7 million American children are separated from an imprisoned parent. Millions more have parents in jail. For these children, the risk of behavioral problems, attachment insecurity, poverty, cognitive delays, and other negative outcomes is elevated. But by how much? How many are able to overcome these challenges? And what public policies give them the best chance of persevering? The scholars contributing to Children of Incarcerated Parents: A Handbook for Researchers and Practitioners, published in 2010 by the Urban Institute Press, say it has taken decades to accumulate a body of scientific knowledge about these children, because most practitioners and researchers who gather this information work in isolation.
Cost Benefit Analysis and Crime Control, published in 2010 by Urban Institute Press, examines the flow of decisions that go into designing, conducting and applying cost-benefit analysis to crime control programs. The use of cost-benefit analysis for crime control is still a nascent tool, but a promising one worthy of further methodological development. This book presents the latest thinking on methods for undertaking cost-benefit analysis of criminal justice interventions.
The Urban Institute through the State of Illinois has put out a study evaluating the family-inclusive case management component of the Chicago-based Safer Return program, a program that engages family members in service provision to former prisoners. To learn about how family relationships stand with formerly incarcerated relatives and how the reentry program affects them, read the study here! (PDF)
Family Service Agency of San Francisco works to strengthen families by providing caring, effective, and innovative social services, with special emphasis on the needs of low-income families, children, the elderly, and disabled people, thus improving the quality of life for all San Franciscans.