The Bill of Rights was developed in 2005 by the San Francisco Partnership for Children of Incarcerated Parents in partnership with youth with incarcerated parents. It is a roadmap of reform for safeguarding children whose parents are involved in the criminal justice system. Turning these rights into realities is the ultimate goal of our collective efforts.
SUSU honors the resiliency of children and families, while advocating for the adoption of the Children of Incarcerated Parents’ Bill of Rights, a roadmap for reform to safeguard children whose parents are involved in the criminal justice system. The Children’s Bill of Rights was created in 2005 by SFCIPP in partnership with young people and consists of 8 rights. Though not legally binding, these rights tell us what children want, need, and are claiming for themselves: the right to be considered, heard, cared for, accepted without judgment, and connected to their parents now and into the future.