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Document 029680
Resource Package for Paroling Authorities on Criminal Justice Involved Women
By Gilligan, Leilah; Ney, Becki; Ramirez, Rachelle. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). National Parole Resource Center (NPRC) (Silver Spring, MD).
"Most correctional policy has been designed and implemented to address the challenges of managing a predominantly male offender population. This male-driven focus stems from the fact that men have historically represented the vast majority of offenders in correctional institutions and on community supervision. However, as the population of women offenders has grown, so has an appreciation for the differences between male and female offenders. As such, the following Resource Package has been dev... Read More
Document 029923
Access to Transportation and Outcomes for Women on Probation and Parole
By Bohmert, Miriam Northcutt.
Anyone working with female offenders under some form of community corrections, be it probation or parole, should read this report. "The current study focuses attention on a previously understudied topic – transportation deprivation in women offenders. This is a timely and important endeavor given the scale of mass incarceration, number of women on probation and parole, and the numerous barriers women with a criminal record face" (p. ii). Chapters cover: introduction—problem statement and study s... Read More

118 pages
Document 025927
Outcome Evaluation of the Women Offender Case Management Model in Connecticut Probation
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Orbis Partners, Inc. (Ottawa, Ontario).
“The outcome evaluation [for the Women Offender Case Management Model (WOCMM) implemented in Connecticut probation] focuses on determining whether participation in the project reduces future involvement in the criminal justice system as measured by recidivism over a fixed length follow-up period. The outcome evaluation employs a comparison group to determine if participants have more positive outcomes than a group of women with similar characteristics who were not exposed to the model” (p. 1). R... Read More
17 p.
Document 021814
Women Offender Case Management Model
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Orbis Partners, Inc. (Ottawa, Ontario).
The gender-responsive Women Offender Case Management Model (WOCMM) is described. This document covers: the history of the project; philosophy and core practices; process incorporating four core elements (e.g., engage and assess, enhance motivation, implement the case plan, and review progress); preparing for implementation; and evaluation.... Read More
66 p.
Document 020419
Supervision of Women Defendants and Offenders in the Community
By Sydney, Linda. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
The use of gender-responsive strategies with women involved in the community corrections system is explained. Sections comprising this report are: what community corrections is; what gender-responsiveness for women offenders in community corrections is; definition of gender-responsiveness for women in the criminal justice system; summary of gender-responsive research; characteristics of women offenders in the criminal justice system (e.g., types of offenses, substance abuse, health, children an... Read More
24 p.
Document 017072
Female Offenders in the Community [Videoconference Held July 18, 2001]
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This video examines the needs, strengths, weaknesses, and risks associated with female offenders. Topics discussed include:
  • The unique and complex issues surrounding female offenders;
  • Barriers that female offenders encounter in the community;
  • Techniques and skills for effecting positive change;
  • Outside resources to assist in supervision;
  • And the challenges and rewards of working with female offenders.... Read More
1 DVD (162 min.)
Document 012219
Intermediate Sanctions for Women Offenders
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Oregon Dept. of Corrections. Intermediate Sanctions for Women Offenders Policy Group (Salem, OR).
The Intermediate Sanctions for Women Offenders Policy Group compiled and analyzed qualitative and quantitative information on women offenders, the criminal justice decision making process, and programming resources available to women offenders in Oregon. This document describes the project process and presents the Policy Group's findings, observations, and recommendations. Topics covered include: supervision, probation, parole, trend data, offender demographics, and staff training.... Read More
100 p.
Document 010786
Female Offenders in the Community: An Analysis of Innovative Strategies and Programs
By Austin, James; Bloom, Barbara; Donahue, Trish. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Council on Crime and Delinquency (San Francisco, CA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This report describes various strategies and programs that appear to provide effective community supervision and/or treatment of female offenders. It describes the results of a national survey of public and private community programs that supervise female offenders. Additionally, the report discusses the pertinent issues, needs, and problems of this population. Along with describing various programs, the report assesses positive aspects of these programs from their objectives through follow-up a... Read More
82 p.
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