Children of Incarcerated Parents Bill of Rights

I have the right to be kept safe and informed at the time of my parent’s arrest.

I have the right to be heard when decisions are made about me.

I have the right to be considered when decisions are made about my parent.

I have the right to be well cared for in my parent’s absence.

I have the right to speak with, see, and touch my parent.

I have the right to support as I struggle with my parent’s incarceration.

I have the right not to be judged, blamed, or labeled because I have an incarcerated parent.

I have the right to a lifelong relationship with my parent.

This month, Heather was joined by Rep. Kate Donnally to talk about a new law focused on children of parents facing arrest or incarceration.

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