ERIC Number: ED451412
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Low-Income Mothers with Criminal Records Achieve Self-Sufficiency.
Issue Notes, v4 n13 Dec 2000
This issue of WIN (Welfare Information Network) Issue Notes focuses on helping low-income mothers with criminal records achieve self-sufficiency. Section 1 offers background. Section 2 answers these policy questions: why states might want to focus on serving low-income mothers with criminal records; how states can encourage employers to hire ex-offenders; how eligibility restrictions on certain public benefits affect a state's ability to meet the basic needs of some low-income mothers with criminal records; and how states can help mothers reunite with their children prior to and following their release from prison. Section 3 summarizes research findings on background information on inmates/parents in state and federal correctional facilities and initiatives to help ex-offenders with reentry. Section 4 describes innovative practices and contact information for programs in Colorado, Illinois, Idaho, Indiana, New York, and Texas. Seven resource contacts and 15 publications are listed. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Child Custody, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Programs, Human Services, Innovation, Low Income Groups, Mothers, Prisoners, Reentry Workers, State Programs, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services
For full text: http://www.welfareinfo.org/lowincomemothersissuenote.htm.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.; Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Welfare Information Network, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; New York; Texas