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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

Summit Materials

Women in Jails

Resource Brief

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

Policy Guide

Gender Responsive
Discipline and Sanctions
Policy Guide for
Women’s Facilities


Because gender matters. 

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