Every day children are faced with separation from their families when a parent is arrested or detained. A lot of children – an estimated 856,000 kids in California have a parent under the supervision of the criminal justice system.
AB 2015 can help kids through this traumatic event, if Gov. Brown signs it. This bill helps keep families together by requiring law enforcement officers to ask whether an arrestee is a custodial parent at the time of arrest or booking and to notify custodial parents of their right to make two additional phone calls to arrange for care of their children.
There are three more important bills on Gov. Brown’s desk you may want to write him about. See them all here.