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Faith Community and Criminal Justice Collaboration: This report examines how people of faith are cooperating with law enforcement and criminal justice agencies to prevent crime, assist victims, and facilitate ex-offender re-entry.
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Recommended Books
Prisoners and Families: Parenting Issues During Incarceration: This paper examines the problems that families face when a parent is incarcerated and the strategies they use to manage to those problems.
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Law Enforcement, Race, and Reconciliation in Washington State: This monograph explores how a sheriff and a reverend worked together to address and overcome the racial tension in King County, Washington.
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The Link Between Crime Prevention, Youth, and Congregations: This publication guides program directors working with youth in the area of crime prevention, covering basics on crime prevention and explaining why both faith-based institutions and youth are vital in the crime prevention movement.
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Every Door Closed: Barriers Facing Parents with Criminal Records: Life after incarceration for parents and their children is not easy. This report focuses on some of the barriers that tear families apart, create unemployment and homelessness, and guarantee failure, thereby harming parents and children, families, and communities.
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Faith Community and Criminal Justice Collaboration: A Collection of Effective Programs: This publication provides descriptions of collaborations between faith-based programs and criminal justice institutions that are working together to make their communities safer, minister to offenders, and provide healing where crimes have been committed.
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The Antisocial Behavior of the Adolescent Children of Incarcerated Parents: This paper was prepared for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ 2002 conference, “From Prison to Home.” It analyzes the antisocial behavior of youth whose parents are incarcerated--and discusses possible interventions.
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Building Bridges: Brick by Brick: This report summarizes recommendation from the Austin, TX NCPC summit gathering community, business, faith, and university leaders with law enforcement officials to improve race relations/police relations.
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Incarcerated Parents and Their Children: This report is the latest in a series based on the 1997 Survey of Inmates in State and Federal Correctional Facilities.
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Effects of Parental Incarceration on Young Children: This paper examines the impact of parental incarceration on children’s well-being and development.
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Recommended Links
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children: The LSPC advocates for the right of incarcerated parents and their families as well as those at risk of being arrested in the future.
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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: A national leader in efforts to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency, this agency works with states and communities to provide prevention and intervention programs.
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Indiana Criminal Justice Institute: Indiana Criminal Justice Institute serves as the state's planning agency for criminal justice, juvenile justice, traffic safety, and victim services. The Institute develops long-range strategies for the effective administration of Indiana's criminal and juvenile justice systems and administers federal and state funds to carry out these strategies.
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Office of Justice Programs: Since 1984 the Office of Justice Programs has provided federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, improve the criminal and juvenile justice systems, increase knowledge about crime and related issues, and assist crime victims.
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Crime Victims Advocacy Council: Sponsored by the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, this website offers resources for crime victims.
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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

Indiana Criminal Justice Institute

Office of Justice Programs

Crime Victims Advocacy Council