2021 Texas Partners in Prevention Conference: Partnering with Criminal Justice to Connect Families to Prevention

January 11, 2022

Hosted by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, the Partners in Prevention conference is the largest annual gathering of prevention and early intervention professionals in Texas. The conference attracts parent educators, youth service providers, civic leaders, policy advocates, researchers, Prevention and Early Intervention grantees, and others with a professional interest in child and family well-being, youth development, and juvenile justice.

As part of the 2021 Partners in Prevention Conference, GPL fellow Elizabeth Hecht gave a presentation highlighting the GPL’s work with Texas’s Prevention and Early Intervention Division to improve child and family well-being by partnering with criminal justice professionals to connect families to voluntary, supportive resources after a parent has been arrested.

Watch the presentation to learn how family wellbeing service providers and criminal justice professionals can work together to provide preventative services to families before child welfare crises occur and mitigate the disruptive challenges experienced by children with incarcerated parents.