A REGIONAL COALITION IMPROVING THE LIVES OF CHILDREN WITH INCARCERATED PARENTS

 A BILL OF RIGHTS *

1.  I have the right to be kept safe and informed at the time of my parent’s arrest.

2.  I have the right to be heard when decisions are made about me.

3.  I have the right to be considered when decisions are made about my parent.

4.  I have the right to be well cared for in my parent’s absence.

5.  I have the right to speak with, see and touch my parent.

6.  I have the right to support as I face my parent’s incarceration.

7.  I have the right not to be judged, blamed or labeled because my parent is incarcerated.

8.  I have the right to a lifelong relationship with my parent.

* The work of ACCIPP is built on the "Bill of Rights for Children of Incarcerated Parents" (developed by the SF Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership, www.sfcipp.org).

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