This brief describes the principles of gender-responsive programs, summarizes the literature, and presents highlights of MDRC’s implementation study of PACE Center for Girls.
Bringing Gender-Responsive Principles into Practice Evidence from the Evaluation of the PACE Center for Girls (2017)
Gender Responsive Interventions in the Era of Evidence-Based Practice: A Consumer's Guide to Understanding Research (2016)
This monograph underscores the need for policymakers and practitioners to understand the fundamentals of research in order to guide their work with justice involved women.
The needs of women in a correctional setting pose unique challenges for operational practices that may have been designed without their gender differences in mind. This course addresses issues like these and more.
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.
This paper focuses on the situation of women in detention in the criminal justice system and outlines risks faced by women deprived of liberty.
Qualitative approaches for identifying and characterizing women's pathways to crime are being augmented by quantitative methods.
Meeting the Needs of Women in California's County Justice Systems: A Toolkit for Policymakers and Practitioners
This toolkit provides suggestions for innovative and focused interventions targeting the special risks and needs of women in the justice system.
The impact of trauma for girls involved in the juvenile justice system is examined.
This Guide is designed to assist corrections professionals in revising policies and practices to more effectively manage women inmates.