Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Impact of Parental Incarceration on Family Reunification: California Welfare and Institution Code 361.5: A Policy Analysis
by Limon, Jesus, Jr., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 55; 10262385
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this policy analysis was to examine Article 10: Dependent Children-Judgments and Orders, Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) 361.5, which describes the criteria for offering or denying visitation and reunification services to incarcerated parents or guardians with their children in out-of-home care. This analysis begins with a historical overview of the incarceration explosion in the past decades, and its relation to children in out-of-home care. The policy analysis identifies systemic challenges faced by incarcerated parents as they make efforts to reunify and preserve their child-parent relationships. The analysis is based on Gil’s (1992) original nationally recognized framework and updated by Jimenez, Pasztor, Chambers, and Fujii, (2015). Limitations and alternative policy recommendations that could best meet these objectives are provided.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Pasztor, Eileen M.
Commitee: Campbell, Vanetta, Ranney, Molly
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Keywords: Foster care, Parental incarceration, Reunification services, Visitation
Publication Number: 10262385
ISBN: 978-1-369-73397-6
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