Children of Prisoners Resources

Date posted: 27 May 2014

An estimated 800,000 children within the newly-expanded European Union are separated from an incarcerated parent. Despite this, the psychosocial impact on children is little known and rarely considered in sentencing even though the evidence to date suggests that children whose parents are imprisoned are exposed to triple jeopardy through break-up of the family, financial hardship, stigma and secrecy, leading to adverse social and educational repercussions.

Children of Prisoners Europe have resources to deal with the issues of children affected by parental incarceration.

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