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Sesame Street, Incarceration and Drug Policy Reform

Summary: 
Today over 2 million children have a parent who is incarcerated, and the Champions of Change honored yesterday work every day to bring stability and support to these young people and their families.

Yesterday, the White House hosted twelve Champions of Change, individuals who work to support children of incarcerated parents and their caregivers. Today over 2 million children have a parent who is  incarcerated,[i] and those honored yesterday work every day to bring stability and support to these young people and their families. 

In conjunction with this event, Sesame Street released a toolkit for parents and caregivers of children who experience the incarceration of a loved one. The toolkit features videos, tips, activities, songs, and smartphone apps to help providers and caregivers support children struggling with the effects of a parent’s incarceration.

You can watch the video here

To learn more about the President’s plan for drug policy reform, visit this page.