Monday, February 12, 2024
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Safe, stable environments and nurturing relationships are essential for healthy child development. Parental criminal justice involvement disrupts family stability and strains relationships, exposing children to adversity and trauma at no fault of their own.
Incarceration of a household member is an adverse childhood experience that can cause serious and long-lasting health and economic harms across generations and for individuals, families and communities. These harms include an increased likelihood of children becoming involved in the justice system. At the same time, children need to grow up in safe communities, free from crime and violence, requiring a balance between community safety, family stability and child well-being in Ohio’s criminal justice policies.
The webinar will include HPIO Policy and Evaluation Specialist Jacob Santiago highlighting evidence-informed policy options that state and local policymakers and other public- and private-sector leaders can act on for preventing and mitigating the impacts of parental justice involvement on children and families. Guest speaker Kim Kehl will discuss updates and related priorities from the new Ohio Department of Children and Youth.
- Kim Kehl, Ohio Department of Children and Youth