Children of Incarcerated Parents with Dr. W. Wilson Goode, Sr. of Amachi - 7:03
"On any given day in America, there are 10.7 million children with one or both parents either in prison or under some type of federal, state, or local supervision. And if nothing is done, research says that 70% of those children will end up in prison themselves."
Posted Apr 29, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice reports that children of incarcerated parents face more difficulties, including depression, behavioral problems, and substance abuse. A discussion with Dr. W. Wilson Goode Sr., President and C.E.O. of Amachi, a program that matches children of incarcerated parents with mentors. Dr. Goode stated, "On any given day in America, there are 10.7 million children with one or both parents either in prison or under some type of federal, state, or local supervision. And if nothing is done, research says that 70% of those children will end up in prison themselves. About 7 million children with a parent in some type of federal, state, or local protection will end up in prison at some point in their lifetime." Visit Amachi on the web.
Produced by: National Newsmakers Team
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