Minnesota Strengthening Families Affected by Incarceration Collaborative
Addressing the strengths and needs of families affected by incarceration in Minnesota
More than 5 million children in the U.S. have had a parent who lived with them go to jail or prison.
Incarceration often creates challenges for children and families at home, in school, and in their communities. The collaborative is working to inform and improve practices and policies that address the needs of children, caregivers, and incarcerated parents.
Using data from the Minnesota Student Survey (MSS), the collaborative examined who has an incarcerated parent and the affect on academic outcomes, chemical use, and mental health outcomes.