Case Study: Incarcerated Parents

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Silvia Valdez, reporter for LA Times. There was a study done by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority in 2010 that 78% of the homeless youths in LA due to family reasons which included incarcerated parents. The study states that 42% were African-American and 24% were Latino, but 10 years previously in 1990 50% of the homeless youths were white. The average age of the youths, however, regardless of race was 14. With this study in mind, how would the “Incarcerated Parents Program” ensure that contact between these 78% of homeless youths and incarcerated parents remained viable? What structures does the “Incarcerated Parents Program” have in place so that their children can be placed in some care at the time of the parents arrest? Presently
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