The experience of being arrested is all too common among the clients of nonprofit organizations. In order to serve them best, a thorough understanding of how they might have landed in jail is needed.
Minor offenses such as trespassing easily snare a homeless person. A parent can lose custody of a child by violating parole. An open container of an alcoholic beverage can doom a youth to months – if not years – of legal wrangling. Cases differ in the details, but the process is all the same in terms of what happens once they are taken into custody.