Policy Advocacy Brief
Issue Statement/Executive Summary
The well-being of Minnesota’s children and families is negatively impacted by punitive practices. Investing in programs that divert parents from the criminal justice system ensures parental accountability while contributing to healthy children, families, and communities.
Clark, P., Meegan, J., Potter, T., Schmitt, H., & Valentin, J. (2020). Supported families grow healthy children: Branching out services to support children, families, and communities impacted by punitive practices in the criminal justice system. MSW Program Policy Briefs, Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/msw-student-policy-advocacy-briefs/26