Legal Representation Committee: Rights of Incarcerated Parents in CPS Cases
Even if parents have involvement with the criminal justice system, they are still entitled to participate in their child welfare case. Making sure that incarcerated parents are aware of and involved in their child welfare case is important for engaging parents, locating family and kin, identifying an appropriate service plan, and obtaining permanency. The Children’s Commission Legal Representation Committee developed a poster as a resource highlighting the rights of incarcerated parents in a CPS case. This resource identifies basic rights in child welfare legal proceedings and explains how parents can participate in the case and in their child’s life, subject to the rules of the institution where they are incarcerated. The poster is available for PDF download on the Children’s Commission website. To request posters for your jurisdiction, please contact the Children’s Commission at email@example.com.