“Behind most incarcerated individuals is a family that is critical to encouraging positive change on the inside and supporting them as they prepare for life on the outside. Connecting these families creates a safer public in the form of reduced crime and incarceration.”
The importance of supporting family connections to ensure successful re-entry
- 1) Family connections may offer critical emotional and psychological support, help incarcerated individuals gain practical support, mitigate the harm parental incarceration has on children and promote public safety.
- 2) We should then remove unnecessary and unproductive barriers to family connections, make visitation more accessible and productive and expand the impact of positive family connections.