National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women

Offender Management and Supervision

Staff-Offender Interactions

Using the Relational Language Skill Steps to Engage, Connect and Collaborate with Girls and Women

Boundaries: Being in Relationship Responsibly

The Role of Empathy in Work with Women Offenders (Abstract) 

Working with Female Offenders: A Gender Sensitive Approach (Abstract)

Why Ask About Family? A Guide for Corrections


Addressing Trauma

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

Essential Components of Trauma-Informed Judicial Practice 

Creating a Place of Healing and Forgiveness 

Engaging Women in Trauma-Informed Peer Support Guide

Creating a Trauma-Informed Criminal Justice System for Women

Women and Trauma: A Working Document

The Impact of Trauma on Women and Girls Across the Lifespan (Webinar Series)

Creating a Trauma-Informed Criminal Justice System for Women: WHY AND HOW

Addressing Women’s Victimization Histories in Custodial Settings

Women’s Pathways to Jail: The Roles & Intersections of Serious Mental Illness & Trauma

Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse

Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women

Prisons Must Cease Re-Traumatizing Women: A Call for Gender-Responsive Programs that End the Cycle of Abuse

Pathways to Prison: Impact of Victimization in the Lives of Incarcerated Women

Engaging Women in Trauma-Informed Peer Support: A Guidebook

Addressing Histories of Trauma and Victimization Through Treatment

Trauma Informed Care: An Overview of Fundamental Concepts (References)

Childhood Trauma and Women’s Health Outcomes in a California Prison Population

Integrating an Understanding of Trauma into Treatment for Women with Substance Use Disorders and/or HIV

Responding to Childhood Trauma: The Promise and Practice of Trauma Informed Care

The Damaging Consequences of Violence and Trauma: Facts, Discussion Points, and Recommendations for the Behavioral Health System

Behind Closed Doors: The Story of Four Women (DVD)

Healing Neen (DVD)


Motivating Behavior

Rethinking Behavior Management with Female Offenders: Using a Gender-Responsive Behavior Motivation Paradigm to Facilitate Safety and Resident Growth

A Guide for Probation and Parole: Motivating Offenders to Change

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change.  In Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People to Change Addictive Behavior


Managing Women in Jail Settings

The Gender-Responsive Strategies Project: Jail Applications

Trauma Exposure, Mental Health Functioning and Program Needs of Women in Jail (Abstract)


Managing Women in Community Settings

Supervision of Women Defendants and Offenders in the Community

Using Jail Exit Surveys to Improve Community Responses to Women Offenders

Gender-Responsive Supervision and Programming for Women Offenders in the Community

Intermediate Sanctions for Women Offenders: A Lesson in Criminal Justice Policy-Making

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