➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Hidden Consequences: The Impact of Incarceration on Dependent Children
Corrections Connection – May 01, 2017
Family members of incarcerated individuals are often referred to as “hidden victims” – victims of the criminal justice system who are neither acknowledged nor given a platform to be heard. These hidden victims receive little personal support and do not benefit from the systemic societal mechanisms generally available to direct crime victims, despite their prevalence and their similarities to direct crime victims.