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van Voorhis, Patricia

A Women’s Typology of Pathways to Serious Crime With Custody and Treatment Implications

Qualitative approaches for identifying and characterizing women's pathways to crime are being augmented by quantitative methods.

Women's Risk Factors and New Treatments/Interventions for Addressing Them: Evidence-Based Interventions in the United States and Canada

This paper describes assessments of female offenders used by correctional agencies and the programs and resources provided by these agencies to meet female offenders' needs.

Achieving Accurate Pictures of Risk and Identifying Gender Responsive Needs: Two New Assessments for Women Offenders

The development of new risk/needs assessments specifically designed for female offenders is discussed.

Classification of Women Offenders: A National Assessment of Current Practices

Findings from a telephone assessment of state and federal practices for classifying women offenders are presented.

Classification of Women Offenders: A National Assessment of Current Practices and the Experiences of Three States

The development of improved strategies for classifying female offenders is addressed.

Developing Gender-Specific Classification Systems for Women Offenders

A report which highlights the results of two cooperative agreements from the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) addressing the critical need for gender-specific objective classification systems is presented.

Classification of Women Offenders: Gender-Responsive Approach to Risk/Needs Assessment

An overview of the work done by collaborative partnerships to design and validate gender-responsive risk and needs assessments for female offenders is provided.

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