Orphans of Justice: In Search of the Best Interests of the Child When a Parent is Imprisoned

Published date: 
Sunday, August 2, 2009

This is a new publication by the Quaker United Nations Offices (QUNO) about children of prisoners. Since 2005 the Quaker United Nations Office, Geneva, has published a number of papers that look at different aspects of the impact of parental imprisonment on children. The overwhelming evidence is that the impact is multifaceted but almost always negative.

With this in mind, the Quaker United Nations Office felt it would be useful to identify situations where courts had taken account of the impact on the children when sentencing a parent with caring responsibilities for them.

Jean Tomkin