Panhandle Promise Project Case Study

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Issues of Social and Economic Justice Throughout my experience in the Panhandle Promise Project, I had the opportunity to closely examine the injustice many of the clients experience based on their race, economic status, or in the criminal justice system. Since the starting of America’s war on drugs longer sentencing for drug offences that in violent crimes, there has been an increase of the number of minorities who are currently in prison (Wormer, Kaplan, and Juby (2012). For the children having a parent incarcerated affects them in several different ways, such as having a higher risk of being place in foster care (Andersen and Wildeman, 2014) , poor school performance (Eddy et al., 2014), food insecurity (Turney, 2014c), antisocial behavioral problems (Jarjoura et al., 2011f). For women who have been release from prison new barriers limit the assistance they will received, the ineligibility for food stamps (Travis, 2002), and in some cases the loss of their children custody (Welsh, 2014b). Having a criminal record affects how people who have done their time in prison can …show more content…

Providing them with a positive role model and teaching them valuable life skills to become independent. Mentoring for children with incarcerated parents has shown to have a positive influence that can model a different behavior that can hopefully influence the children not to follow their parent’s footsteps (Jarjoura et al., 2001g). When dealing with the parents, it will be very beneficial to advocate for policy changes on the services the individuals can received ones they are release from prison. As a society, we want people to be productive but if the essential tools are not provided this can be very difficult. By advocating for change, this will not only help the parents but this will hopefully also help the children to have a better

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