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Gender Responsive Strategies

No Place for Youth: Girls in the Adult Justice System

This report is necessary reading for anyone working with girls who are incarcerated in adult correctional facilities.

Employment and Female Offenders: An Update of the Empirical Research

This bulletin explores the literature and summarizes the empirical evidence related to the impact of employment on the criminal behavior of women.

Gender-Responsive Strategies: Research, Practice, and Guiding Principles for Women Offenders

Guidance is offered for those individuals seeking to more effectively respond to the behavior and circumstances of the female offender.

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.

Responding to Women Offenders: The Department of Women's Justice Services in Cook County, Illinois

The development and implementation of the Cook County Sheriff's Department of Women's Justice Services (DWJS) is discussed.

Systemic Criminal Justice Planning: Improving Responses to Women Offenders in Hamilton County, Ohio

This report reviews the use of systemic criminal justice planning to improve services and programming for women offenders.

Using Jail Exit Surveys to Improve Community Responses to Women Offenders

This report describes the use of jail exit surveys as an effective data collection tool for creating a picture of the characteristics of its women.

Supervision of Women Defendants and Offenders in the Community

This report describes the use of gender-responsive strategies with women involved in the community corrections system.

The Gender-Responsive Strategies Project: Jail Applications

This report reviews research about women offenders and strategies for evaluating current operating procedures related to women offenders.

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