What happens to a family when "Daddy" is arrested and taken to jail? What happens to the family during the time of encarceration? How long does it take the family to rebuild once "Daddy" comes home?
Unfortunately, these questions don't typically matter to most but the truth is, they matter to thousands and thousands of children in the US every single day as these children suffer - through no fault of their own - with poverty, hunger and documented mental health issues.
Would the social stigma change if instead of looking at the ex-offender sitting across your desk during a job interview as a complete human resource risk based on assumptions of guilt or re-offense, you were able to see a father who is desperately trying to find a way to pay the rent so his family could avoid eviction or hunger?
If Dad was the only source of income - THE MONEY STOPS!
One - two - three or even six months in jail can devastate a family unit because although "money can't buy happiness" it is required, even at a minimal level to survive!
Re-engagement into the family can sometimes be the easy first step but re-engagement into society has so many setbacks, the success rate, or lack therof can be terrifying.
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