Parental incarceration significantly increases the likelihood that their offspring will be criminal justice involved as adults.
For over a decade, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study has documented the affects of parental incarceration. The ACE Study results show that addictions closely correlate to personal histories of trauma and neglect.
Women are overwhelmingly incarcerated
for drug-related crimes.
A 2016 study published in the Criminal Justice and Behavior Journal found “maternal incarceration has a stronger (predictive) effect than paternal incarceration for both daughters and sons”. The growth rate of incarcerated mothers (131%) has steadily increased more rapidly than that of incarcerated fathers (77%) since 1991.
This has generational implications in programming and reentry. Behavioral health programs targeting women, the fastest growing prison population, could have a greater affect on the behavioral outcomes of youth, leading to an overall reduction in adult incarceration.
maternal incarceration has a stronger (predictive) effect than paternal incarceration for both daughters and sons
Posted by Rhonda Arias on Monday, June 20th, 2016 @ 6:38PM
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Tags: Children, Criminal Justice, Daughter, Father, Incarceration, Maternal, Mother, Parents, Population, Prison, Son, Study, Youth