Women are the fastest-growing group of people impacted by the criminal legal system. More than one million women are currently in prison or jail or on probation or parole. Although we have known for decades that women and men differ in their exposure and vulnerability to conditions linked to illegal behavior, most programs and services that address this behavior are designed for men. This has continued, despite the fact that when women are provided with interventions that are gender- and trauma-informed, they are more likely to transition successfully to their families and communities. For this month’s newsletter, in honor of Women’s History Month, CEPP highlights its work with the National Resource Center on Justice-Involved Women.
CEPP’s National Resource Center on Justice-Involved Women (NRCJIW) is committed to enhancing outcomes for women. We provide training, technical assistance, and information on evidence-based strategies that contribute to women’s increased success.
NRCJIW’s newly designed website serves as a foundational resource where you can learn about current projects, read about the NRCJIW team, and explore our library of gender-responsive and trauma-informed policies and resources.