Publications for Other Readers
Publications for Families

In addition to our own materials, Families & Criminal Justice distributes papers and pamphlets from the Center for Children of Incarcerated Parents, Phase ReEntry Programs and Prison MATCH [Mothers And Their CHildren].  We offer two lists: Publications for Families and Other Publications.

 

Publications for Families include original documents for children, parents, children's caregivers and families.  These materials are offered free of charge to members of families involved in the criminal justice system.

 

Other Publications include documents available to groups and individuals who make a minimum donation to Families & Criminal Justice.  Like all gifts we receive, these donations subsidize the free materials provided to families involved in the criminal justice system.

Publications

FAMILIES & CRIMINAL JUSTICE PUBLICATIONS

  • Booklist for Children of Prisoners.  A list of books about parental incarceration for children of all ages. [Free]

 

  • FCJ Family Contracts.  Written for families.  Provides guidance for developing family agreements on child care and custody during family separations.  Includes parent-caregiver, parent-child, caregiver-child and whole family contracts. [Free]

 

  • Jail & Prison Visiting Series

    • Parent-Child Visits in Jails.  Discusses parent-child visits in local and county jails where physical contact is not allowed and examines the effects of parent-child jail visits.  Provides visiting guidelines. [Free]

    • Parent-Child Visits in Prisons.  Discusses parent-child visits in state and federal correctional facilities, and examines the effects of parent-child prison visits.  Provides visiting guidelines. [Free]

    • Should Children Visit Incarcerated Parents?  A review of the arguments for and against parent-child visits in jails and prisons.  Includes references and suggested reading. [Free]

 

  • StreetReady Mothers.  New!  A re-entry handbook for transitioning and formerly-incarcerated mothers.  Available October 1, 2013.  [Free]

 

  • Where's Daddy? Telling a Child About Paternal Arrest & Incarceration.  Includes sections on why, when and how to tell children about their father's involvement in the criminal justice system.  References and suggested reading are provided. [Free]

 

  • Where's Mommy? Telling a Child About Maternal Arrest & Incarceration. Includes sections on why, when and how to tell children about their mother's involvement in the criminal justice system.  References and suggested reading are provided.  [Free]

 

 

CENTER FOR CHILDREN OF INCARCERATED PARENTS PUBLICATIONS

  • Selecting a Temporary Caregiver for Your Baby.  Guidelines for pregnant, incarcerated mothers who will give birth in the jail or prison. [Free]

 

  • What About the Kids? Information for Arrested Parents.  A booklet about arrest-related child placement and custody issues. [Free]

 
  • When Incarcerated Parents Lose Contact with Their Children.  Originally published in Prison Legal News, this paper provides step-by-step instructions for prisoners who are searching for their children. [Free]

 

 

PRISON MATCH PUBLICATIONS

  • The Prison MATCH Parenting Series.  Almost 40 years old, this set of documents from the original parent-child prison visitation program still provides incarcerated parents with useful guidance.  Includes:

    • Telling Your Child You're In Prison  [Free]

    • Visiting with Your Child  [Free]

    • Writing to Your Child  [Free]

 

  • I Know How You Feel...Because This Happened to Me.  A 1984 collection of stories by children who experienced the incarceration of their mothers, this is a moving and powerful publication that is still timely.  [Free]

 

 

HOW TO ORDER

Orders for free publications from Families & Criminal Justice must be made by mail.  Click here to download a copy of our Order Form.  Complete and mail it to:

 

Families & Criminal Justice

Box 50-683

Los Angeles, California 90050

 

Thank you for your interest in Families & Criminal Justice and the publications we distribute.

FAMILIES & CRIMINAL JUSTICE PUBLICATIONS

  • Count Time: Estimating the Number of Children of Parents Under Correctional Supervision.  A series of annual publications for various jurisdictions, including:

    • Count Time 2013, Los Angeles County [With a donation of $10.00]

    • Count Time 2013, California [With a donation of $10.00]

    • Count Time 2013, United States [With a donation of $10.00]

 

  • FCJ Family Contracts.  Contracts offer guidance for developing family agreements on child care and custody during family separations.  Includes parent-caregiver, parent-child, caregiver-child and whole family contracts.  Instructions for practitioners are provided.

    • Contract for Parent-Child Separation due to Parental Incarceration.  [With a donation of $25.00]

    • Contract for Parent-Child Separation due to Residential Drug Treatment of Parent.  [With a donation of $25.00]

    • Contract for Parent-Child Separation for Other Reasons.  [With a donation of $25.00]

 

  • Jail & Prison Visiting Series

    • Parent-Child Visits in Jails.  Written for practitioners.  Discusses parent-child visits in local and county jails where physical contact is not allowed and examines the effects of parent-child jail visits.  Provides visiting guidelines. [With a donation of $25.00]

    • Parent-Child Visits in Prisons.  Written for practitioners. Discusses parent-child visits in state and federal correctional facilities, and examines the effects of parent-child prison visits.  Provides visiting guidelines. [With a donation of $25.00]

    • Should Children Visit Incarcerated Parents?  Written for practitioners. A review of the arguments for and against parent-child visits in jails and prisons.  Includes references and suggested reading. [With a donation of $25.00]

 

  • Reproductive Issues Among Families Involved in the Criminal Justice System.  A 2013 report addressing sexual and reproductive relationships, sexual abuse and exploitation, birth control, pregnancy and childbirth within a reproductive justice framework.  [With a donation of $25.00]

 

  • StreetReady Mothers.  New!  A re-entry handbook for transitioning and formerly-incarcerated mothers.  Available October 1, 2013.  [With a donation of $25.00]

 

  • Where's Daddy? Telling a Child About Paternal Arrest & Incarceration.  Includes sections on why, when and how to tell children about their father's involvement in the criminal justice system.  References and suggested reading are provided.  [WIth a donation of $25.00]

 

  • Where's Mommy? Telling a Child About Maternal Arrest & Incarceration. Includes sections on why, when and how to tell children about their mother's involvement in the criminal justice system.  References and suggested reading are provided.  [With a donation of $25.00]

 

 

CENTER FOR CHILDREN OF INCARCERATED PARENTS PUBLICATIONS

  • Children of Criminal Offenders in the Community.  The report of a groundbreaking 2001 study of randomly-selected public school children that compared children of parents involved in the criminal justice system to other children. [With a donation of $25.00]  

 

  • Guidelines for Children's Support Groups.  Information about how to start a developmentally-appropriate support group intervention for children of families involved in the criminal justice system.  [With a donation of $25.00]

 

  • Selecting a Temporary Caregiver for Your Baby.  Guidelines for pregnant, incarcerated mothers who will give birth in the jail or prison.  Includes suggestions for practitioners working with pregnant prisoners.  [With a donation of $15.00]

 
  • The Children of Offenders Study.  A report of the landmark 1992 study of children with parents involved in the criminal justice system, providing an analysis that remains current and relevant two decades after publication.  [With a donation of $25.00]

 

  • What About the Kids? Information for Arrested Parents.  A booklet about arrest-related child placement and custody issues. Includes suggestions for implementation by law enforcement and community-based organizations.  [With a donation of $15.00]

 

 

PRISON MATCH PUBLICATIONS

  • I Know How You Feel...Because This Happened to Me.  A 1984 collection of stories by children who experienced the incarceration of their mothers, this is a moving and powerful publication that is still timely.  [With a donation of $15.00]

 

 

HOW TO ORDER

Families & Criminal Justice distributes publications by mail. Click here to download a copy of our Order Form.  Complete and mail it with your donation in a check or money order to:

 

Families & Criminal Justice

Box 50-683

Los Angeles, California 90050

 

Thank you for your interest in Families & Criminal Justice and the publications we distribute.