Hidden Children, A study into services for Children of Incarcerated Parents in Sweden and the United States

This is an overview of best practice in provision of services for children and families of offenders in Sweden and the United States.

The report reviews case studies which reflect on different apsects and stages of the countries' respective criminal justice systems (e.g. arrest, remand, court, sentencing, visits, support of children in women's prisons, parenting programmes, support for children of prisoners in the community and release) and how they might affect children of imprisoned parents. The case studies reviewed are compared to research in England and Wales and child centered policy and practice recommendations are made for the stages and aspects of the criminal justice system (noted above).

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