Children of Imprisoned Parents Get Oregon Bill of Rights

Oregon became the first state in the nation to pass a law giving children of incarcerated parents a “bill of rights.” According to Street Roots News of Portland, the new policy is intended to minimize the trauma children experience when a parent is in prison.

Advocates hope that by establishing a bill of rights for the children of incarcerated parents, Oregon’s state agencies – human services and the criminal justice and foster care systems, especially – will create policies that reduce trauma experienced by children and allow them to maintain stronger ties with their imprisoned parents.

Read more about the new bill of rights law here.

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