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Children of Incarcerated Parents Bill of Rights

  • I have the right to be kept safe and informed at the time of my parent's arrest.
  • I have the right to be heard when decisions are made about me.
  • I have the right to be considered when decisions are made about my parent.
  • I have the right to be well cared for in my parent's absence.
  • I have the right to speak with, see and touch my parent.
  • I have the right to support as I struggle with my parent's incarcerateion.
  • I have the right not to be judged, blamed or labeled because of my parent's incarceration.
  • I have the right to a lifelong relationship with my parent.

 

Developed by the San Francisco Partnership for Children of Incarcerated Parents in 2005.