Kinship care for children of incarcerated parents is placement with a family member instead of foster care during a parent’s incarceration. More than 20% of children of incarcerated parents live with grandparents or other relatives.
Nonparental caregivers face multiple challenges, such as enrolling children in school, and receiving state and federal services. On average, kinship caregivers are older, more likely to be single, and need assistance navigating needed services.
How can we support kinship care in our community?