➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway
US: Double Punishment: After Prison, Moms Face Legal Battles to Reunite With Kids
Truthout – February 26, 2017
In 2013, an estimated 19,858 (8 percent) of the children who entered foster care in the US did so because of a parent’s incarceration. Child welfare advocates believe that number does not include cases in which a parent is incarcerated just before or at any time after a child’s foster care placement or cases in which a parent was not the child’s primary caregiver. Moreover, this estimate does not include cases in which the caseworker did not select incarceration as the cause of foster care placement.