New Law Gives Parents Behind Bars in Washington State a Way to Hold Onto Their Children

Truthout

May 11, 2013

 

On May 8, 2013, Washington State governor Jay Inslee signed SHB1284, or the Children of Incarcerated Parents bill, into law. The law guides the courts' discretion to delay the termination of parental rights if the parent's incarceration or prior incarceration is a significant factor for the child's continued stay in the foster care system.
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