What Happens to Children of Incarcerated Parents?

Protecting a Child’s Rights When a Parent is Incarcerated

When the Custodial Parent is Incarcerated

Determining the Best Interest of the Child

Appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem

Appointment of a Child Representative

Appointment of an Attorney for the Child

Parenting Time and Children Visiting an Incarcerated Parent

Child Support and the Incarcerated Parent

Reunification Therapy After Parent is Released from Jail

Organizations Helping Children of Incarcerated

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway: www.childwelfare.gov
  • Youth.gov
  • Illinois Department of Human Services
  • The Women’s Treatment Center

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