Document Type

Policy Brief

Publication Date

10-1-2014

Keywords

Corrections, gender, policy

Abstract

Lack of gender-informed policy creates challenges for correctional practitioners. When there is a gap between training that is evidence-based and gender-informed and what is written in policy, staff may find themselves hindered in their attempts to work toward establishing a gender-responsive environment. This policy bulletin, released in February 2015 and based on survey data and focus groups with women, is an initial step to determine the existence of gender-informed policy within correctional agencies. The findings of this bulletin provide an overview of the current state of gender-responsive policies for women and define a focus for future research, training and technical assistance in the effort to create a more effective, and efficient correctional approach for women offenders.

Comments

Written for the US Department of Justice National Institute of Corrections.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.nicic.gov/Library/029747.pdf

Funding Organization or Grant

This activity was funded by the Community Services Division of the National Institute of Corrections.

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