High school students with an incarcerated parent in Delaware

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Why This Indicator Matters

Adult crime impacts individuals, families and entire communities. Families of inmates face challenges such as lack of financial support and social alienation related to the stigma of having a family member in prison. Children in particular may experience extreme difficulties during a period of parental incarceration.


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Definitions: High school students were asked if they had a parent incarcerated in the past 12 months. 

Data Source: Youth Risk Behavior Survey, Center for Drug and Health Studies, University of Delaware

Footnotes: Data last updated 08/2020