#WordsMatter: Tips for Using Humanizing Language

Join our #WordsMatter campaign to use humanizing language to refer to PEOPLE and PARENTS who are incarcerated or have come home, and replace "visitation" with "visits" or "visiting" (visitation is a term used by systems that separate families or in religious contexts). Download the pdf here.

 
 

5 Reasons to Support Visiting

Join us in using humanizing and child-friendly language when speaking about visiting an incarcerated loved one at a correctional facility. Families “visit.” Systems that separate families – criminal justice, child welfare, immigration – use the term “visitation.” Download the pdf here.

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