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Children, the Hidden Victims of the Criminal Justice System: A Study Examining the Lives of Inmate Mothers and their Children (Workshop 164)
This presentation provides data from a needs assessment of female prisoners and their children in North Dakota and suggests policy and program implications. The goals of the study were to assess the women's mental health, addiction, and parenting needs and to assess the children's behavioral, educational, placement, and mental health needs. The data will be used to help design a post-release program to make mother-child reunification successful, reduce recidivism, improve the quality of the mother-child relationship, and reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect.
Vicki Michels, Ph.D.
Lanette Dalley, Ph.D.
Minot State University
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