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National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women

A resource for professionals, policymakers, and practitioners who work with adult women involved in the criminal justice system.

The National Resource Center on Justice-Involved Women was established to assist practitioners in understanding and applying the lessons learned from research, promising practices, and the insights of justice-involved women themselves, as practitioners strive to transform the criminal justice system into one that is more gender-responsive – and ultimately more effective. Read more facts about how women differ from men involved in the criminal justice system.


Featured Documents

Best Practices Statement

Best Practices in the Use of Restraints with
Pregnant Women and Girls Under Correctional Custody

Resource Brief

Using Trauma-Informed Practices to Enhance Safety
and Security in Women’s Correctional Facilities

Practice Guide

Working With Women
Who Perpetrate Violence


Because gender matters. 

Bureau of Justice Assistance, US Department of Justice       National Institute of Corrections      The Center for Effective Public Policy