National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women

Treatment, Interventions and Services

Interventions for Women

A Meta-Analytic Review of Correctional Interventions for Women Offenders: Gender-neutral versus Gender-informed Approaches

Women’s Risk Factors and New Treatments/Interventions for Addressing Them: Evidence-Based Interventions in the United States and Canada

Beyond Violence: A Prevention Program for Criminal Justice-Involved Women

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

Female Offenders: Critical Perspectives and Effective Interventions

Gender-Responsive Programming:  Promising Approaches

Directory of Community-Based Programs for Women Offenders

Breaking Cycles, Rebuilding Lives: Gender Analysis of Programs and Services for Incarcerated Women in Santa Clara County

Cognitive behavioral programming for women and girls. In Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for At-Risk Youth  (Abstract)

Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse

Moving On: A Program for At-Risk Women

What Works for Female Probationers: An Evaluation of Moving On

Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women

Effectiveness of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program for Incarcerated Female Juvenile Offenders (Abstract)

Strength-Based Counseling Model (Abstract)


Health Care

Reproductive Injustice: The State of Reproductive Health Care for Women in New York State Prisons

Health, Justice, Women: Behavioral Health and OB/GYN (video)

Health, Justice, Women: Transforming Systems-Changing Lives (video)

Prison Health Care: Women Offenders

Women and HIV in Prison Settings

Health, mental health, substance use, and service utilization among rural and urban incarcerated women (Abstract)

Posttraumatic stress disorder treatment in correctional settings: A brief review of the empirical literature and suggestions for future research (Abstract)


Substance Abuse Treatment

Addressing the Needs of Women and Girls: Developing Core Competencies for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service Professionals

Using Matrix with Women Clients: A Supplement to the Matrix Intensive Outpatient Treatment for People with Stimulant Use Disorders

Substance Abuse Treatment for Women Offenders: Guide to Promising Practices

Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women

Drug Treatment and Reentry for Incarcerated Women

A Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Incarcerated Women with Substance Abuse Disorder: Findings from a Pilot Study

Prison-Based Treatment for Drug Dependent Women Offenders: Treatment Versus No Treatment

 Helping Women Recover: A Program for Treating Substance Abuse

During-Treatment Outcomes Among Female Methamphetamine-Using Offenders in Prison-Based Treatments (Abstract)


Mental Health Treatment

Addressing the Needs of Women and Girls: Developing Core Competencies for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service Professionals

The Challenges of Mentally Ill Female Offenders in Prison

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

Addressing Histories of Trauma and Victimization Through Treatment

Engaging Women in Trauma-Informed Peer Support: A Guidebook

Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Women Offenders

Gender and Women’s Mental Health

Targeting Criminal Recidivism in Justice-Involved People with Mental Illness: Structured Clinical Approaches

Special Needs of Women with Co-Occurring Disorders Diverted from the Criminal Justice System

Use of the Sequential Intercept Model as an Approach to Decriminalization of People with Serious Mental Illness

Practical Advice on Jail Diversion: Ten Years of Learnings on Jail Diversion from the CMHS

The Wicomico County (Maryland) Phoenix Project


Parenting Programs and Services

Prisoners and Families:  Parenting Issues During Incarceration

Services for Families of Prison Inmates

Mothers, Infants and Imprisonment; A National Look at Prison Nurseries and Community-Based Alternatives

Converging Streams of Opportunity for Prison Nursery Programs in the United States (Abstract)

California’s Mother-Infant Prison Programs: An Investigation

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