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Lifetime Welfare Ban for Drug-Using Parents Dooms Children

Life Sentences: Denying Welfare Benefits to Women Convicted of Drug OffensesThe findings of a report released by The Sentencing Project in 2002 are eerily accurate in predicting the fate of children of parents convicted of a drug-related offense. For several ex-offenders with low-income families, their faulty past is made present every day by fact that more than 40 states prohibit federally assistance to drug offenders.

This article not only discusses the possibility of denying more than 100,000 children benefits based on the past parental decisions; the Alliance for Children and Families suggests ways to improve state policies for these underserved children.

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October 7, 2007 Posted by | Courts and Crime, Legally Speaking | , , , , , | 1 Comment