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The problem: Incarceration rates in the US have increased over 500% in the past 40 years. More than alf of state and federal inmates have children under the age of 18, resulting in 2.7 million minor children (1 in 28) with an incarcerated parent; 25% of them are under the age of 4 and some are newborns. The consequences: What happens to all these children? Many of them end up traumatized and suffering, and often land up in the juvenile justice system themselves. What happens to their parents? Many give up on parenting, at a time when their children need them the most. The solution: This course informs the issues surrounding this problem and inspires solutions.

This is an in-person course that follows the published schedule of course meetings and requires attendance at all sessions. Tufts courses are designed to provide high-quality and interactive courses to Tufts and visiting students. For more information about course policies and expectations, please visit 

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript – Bachelor’s Degree or progress towards a Bachelor’s Degree + 3.0 GPA.

Refund Policy: The refund policy for Courses at Tufts offerings is dependent on the offering type: whether the offering is a course, workshop or short course, or in-demand offering. Please refer to the section details to confirm the type of offering as well as any exceptions to the standard refund policy. The refund policies for each offering type are viewable here:

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply.

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School of Arts & Sciences