Incarcerated Parents

Promotional image

When a parent is incarcerated, it’s hard on parents and children. Children still need the emotional and financial support of their parents.

For the noncustodial parent:

Managing the build up of child support debt can help parents successfully make regular payments after release. Find out how you can request an order modification in your state.

For the custodial parent:

Helping children understand what is happening in their family when a parent is in jail or prison is important. When family members talk with children about this experience, children can better address the concerns and stress they might feel.

Top Incarcerated Parents Resources

Last Reviewed: December 5, 2017

Was this page helpful?

Step One
I found this page helpful because the content on the page: (check all that apply)
I did not find this page helpful because the content on the page: (check all that apply)

Your feedback is important to us and will help improve our website. Thank you!

Step Two
Back to Top