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  2. New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents
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New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents


  • National
    The NY Initiative:
    • Participated in the Advisory Board to Sesame Street on its Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration Toolkit.
    • Participated in the Advisory Committee for the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s model protocol on children of arrested parents.
    • Convened a working group of researchers with the goals of encouraging resiliency-focused research and making research findings more accessible to practitioners and policymakers.
    • Released an annotated research bibliography, Parental Incarceration and Child Wellbeing, written by Christopher Wildeman and funded by the Sills Family Foundation, and co-sponsored a related symposium for policymakers, practitioners, and academics in conjunction with the Prisoner Reentry Institute at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
  • New York State
    • The New York State Office of Probation and Correctional Alternatives now highlights Family Responsibility Statements as a best practice in the training of all new probation officers in the state. Such statements ensure that the needs of children are considered during sentencing, decision-making, and parole hearings.
  • New York City
    • Partners involved in the NY Initiative developed talking points and “elevator pitches” to educate the NYC mayoral administration about the needs of COIP and its priorities in 2014.
    • The NYC Department of Probation incorporated Family Impact Statements into its new pre-sentence investigation reports and workbook.
    • The NYC Department of Education, Office of Safety and Youth Development has added resources to its web resource portal.