New Connecticut Report Focuses on Children of Incarcerated Parents
A new report commissioned by two Connecticut organizations looks at the challenges children face when their parents are in prison. This hour, we check in with one of those groups -- the Connecticut Association for Human Services -- to see what they found and how they plan on using the results to guide future policy conversations. We also hear from a college student whose father spent nearly a decade behind bars.
And later: Connecticut Mirror reporter Jacqueline Rabe Thomas updates us on some of the state's latest efforts to reform our juvenile justice system.
The Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS) and the Connecticut Children with Incarcerated Parents (CTCIP) Initiative will host a panel discussion at the Connecticut State Capitol on May 26, 2016 from 1 to 3 pm.
- Erica Dean - Policy Analyst at the Connecticut Association for Human Services
- Nishka Ayala - Student at Central Connecticut State University and daughter of a formerly incarcerated parent
- Joyce Betts - CEO of Families in Crisis, Inc.
- Jacqueline Rabe Thomas - Reporter for the Connecticut Mirror
Lucy Nalpathanchil and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.