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Out of Sight, NOT Out of Mind: Important Information for Incarcerated Parents Whose Children Are in Foster Care

Children of Incarcerated Parents Program NYC Administration for Children’s Services

in Interrupted Life

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780520252493
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520944565 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0012
Out of Sight, NOT Out of Mind: Important Information for Incarcerated Parents Whose Children Are in Foster Care

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This chapter offers an excerpt of “Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind,” a manual written by staff at the Administration for Children Services, the child protective agency in New York City, which provides tips to incarcerated parents about how to retain legal custody of their children who are in foster care. For the incarcerated parent who wants to reunite with her child upon her release from prison, she has to show that she is a responsible parent, is involved in her child's life, and is addressing the issues that led to her child being placed in foster care. All of this must be done within specific time frames. This chapter spells out the parental rights and responsibilities of incarcerated people.

Keywords: Administration for Children Services; foster care; incarcerated parents; parental rights; responsibilities; legal custody; children of prisoners

Chapter.  1689 words. 

Subjects: Gender and Sexuality

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