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When Are You Coming Home? How Young Children Cope When Parents Go to Jail

Author Presentation: Hilary Cuthrell


May 8, 2023
6:30pm - 8:00pm


Join us for an engaging evening with Dr. Hilary Cuthrell, co-author of When Are You Coming Home? How Young Children Cope with Parents Go to Jail. Dr. Cuthrell is a Decatur native whose work in the Criminal Justice system focuses on parenting through incarceration and beyond from both the point of view of parent but also of the child.

Hilary Cuthrell, PhD, began working with incarcerated individuals and those involved in the legal justice system in 2009 while attending DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Cuthrell went on to earn her MS and PhD from the School of Human Ecology-Human Development and Family Studies program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016. Dr. Cuthrell acted as an affiliate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Child and Family Well-Being, where she served for 5 years under the United States Federal Government’s Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) program with the National Institute of Corrections in Washington, DC. Dr. Cuthrell currently serves as the project manager for “Child Friendly Visiting Spaces in Jails and Prisons,” a project federally funded in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance and National Institute of Corrections. Dr. Cuthrell’s work has been published in academic journals, peer-reviewed articles, and correctional publication platforms.