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Publications for the Community

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.

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]

  • Parental Incarceration: Personal Accounts and Developmental Impact.

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 criminl 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.  [Free]

How to Order Publications

Orders for free publications from Families & Criminal Justice must be mailed 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.