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Female offenders

A Review of the Jail Function Within State Unified Corrections Systems

This paper describes some of the more common methods for evaluating correctional programs, and is designed to address program effectiveness.

Evidence-Based Practice: Principles for Enhancing Correctional Results in Prisons

This paper will provide prison staff with information to enhance their mananagement of female prisons.

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.

Communications Toolkit: Resources for Outreach and Educating Others on Justice Involved Women and Gender Responsive Approaches

Women involved in the criminal justice system have challenging and complex needs that are different than men’s.

Women in Detention: A Guide to Gender-Sensitive Monitoring|Second edition

This paper focuses on the situation of women in detention in the criminal justice system and outlines risks faced by women deprived of liberty.

Practical Implications of Current Domestic Violence Research for Probation Officers and Administrators

This booklet looks at research on intimate partner violence and analyzes what it reveals that probation officers should know to better do their jobs.

Enhancing Care for Childbearing Women and their Babies in Prison

This report explains how mothers and their babies can benefit from being held in a prison-based Mother and Baby Unit (MBU).

Fact Sheet: Incarcerated Women and Girls

This fact sheet is a concise resource showing the increase in the number of females and girls being incarcerated and compares between the genders.

Why do rates of sexual assault prevalence vary from report to report?

This post looks at the accuracy of data for female victims of sexual violence, using studies of sexual assaults and criminal justice data.

States of Women's Incarceration: The Global Context

This report compares the incarceration rates for women of each state in the U.S. with the equivalent rates for countries around the world.

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