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Resources on Justice Involved Women - Substance Abuse, Behavioral Health & Trauma

Using Mobile Phone Technology to Provide Recovery Support for Women Offenders (2013)

Background Mobile technology holds promise as a recovery tool for people with substance use disorders. However, some populations who may benefit the most may not have access to or experience with mobile phones.

Spotlight on NRCJIW Technical Assistance: An Overview of the Maricopa County, Arizona MOSAIC Program (2017)

In an effort to provide more evidence-based and supportive programming for women in the local jail and those transitioning to the community, Maricopa County sought technical assistance from the National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women, a project funded by BJA, in partnership with the Na

Trauma-Informed and Evidence-Based Practices and Programs to Address Trauma in Correctional Settings (2017)

This article documents the prevalence of trauma and PTSD within this population, and discusses how correctional facilities can implement trauma-informed practices and evidence-based approaches to assist individuals with trauma histories.

The Impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Adults (2011)

Dr. Vincent Felitti, a noted physician and researcher on the negative impacts of adverse childhood experiences on adults.

Women's Pathways to Jail: The Roles & Intersections of Serious Mental Illness & Trauma (2012)

This multi-site study addressed critical gaps in the literature by assessing the prevalence of serious mental illness (SMI), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance use disorders (SUD) in women in jail and pathways to offending for women with and without SMI.

Women and Addiction: A Trauma-Informed Approach (2008)

This article presents the definition of and principles for gender-responsive services and the Women's Integrated Treatment (WIT) model

Overlooked: Women and Jails in an Era of Reform (2016)

This report—aimed at inspiring conversations about how to stop growing numbers of women cycling through U.S. jails—examines the existing research on how women come to and experience incarceration’s front door and its lasting consequences.

Transcendental Meditation and Reduced Trauma Symptoms in Female Inmates: A Randomized Controlled Study (2017)

The results of this study indicate feasibility of the TM (Transcendental Meditation) program in a female prison population and suggest that TM may be an effective tool for decreasing trauma symptoms.

Trauma-Informed Care and Trauma-Specific Services: A Comprehensive Approach to Trauma Intervention

This brief addresses the need for a comprehensive trauma intervention across service settings. Terms are defined and approaches identified.


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