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Infographic: Criminal Records Are a Family Sentence
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Infographic: Criminal Records Are a Family Sentence

The barriers associated with criminal records have devastating consequences for families, resulting in lifelong punishment for parents with records and significantly limiting their children’s future.

See also: Removing Barriers to Opportunity for Parents With Criminal Records and Their Children by Rebecca Vallas, Melissa Boteach, Rachel West, and Jackie Odum

A new report by the Center for American Progress examines five pillars of family well-being to show how the barriers associated with criminal records have devastating consequences for families. These barriers result in lifelong punishment for parents with records and significantly limit their children’s future.

criminal records and families infographic

Rebecca Vallas is the Director of Policy for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress. Melissa Boteach is the Vice President of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center. Rachel West is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center. Jackie Odum is a Research Associate with the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center.

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Authors

Rebecca Vallas

Senior Fellow

Melissa Boteach

Senior Vice President, Poverty to Prosperity Program

Rachel West

Director of Poverty Research

Jackie Odum

Research Associate

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