Our Vision

Informed by ongoing and robust research, state sentencing guidelines and practices adhere to international standards and best practices in considering the parent-child relationship at sentencing.

Where imprisonment of a caregiver is unavoidable, there are alternative forms of incarceration that can be considered in the interests of maintaining the parent-child bond.

The state provides sufficient resources for the development of alternative incarceration facilities, and provides effective oversight to reduce opportunities for abuse.

In cases where caregivers must be incarcerated away from their children, the state has policies in place to facilitate the maintenance of the parent-child bond.