Children with parents in prison: one ACE* and counting

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If that isn’t startling enough, check out the rest of this Child Trends infographic, which also points out that 330,000 of the 1.6 million people in prison are there for drug offenses. It describes alternatives, which are being tried in some states: restorative justice, substance abuse treatment services, and training and education.

*ACE = adverse childhood experiences. For an explanation and to figure out your own ACE and resilience scores, go to Got Your ACE Score?

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