IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Women and Girls in the Justice System - Related Resources
This section contains examples of nationally recognized agencies and organizations that provide services or information.
- The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions.gov uses rigorous research to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. On CrimeSolutions.gov you will find reviews of specific programs and practices that focus on a variety of justice topics and populations, including women and girls.
- Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)
- BOP works to protect society by confining offenders in prison and community based facilities that are safe, humane, cost efficient, and appropriately secure.
- National Institute of Corrections (NIC)
- NIC provides training, technical assistance, and policy/program development assistance to corrections agencies at all levels of government. Included on the NIC site is the Women Offenders Forum, which is used to discuss issues relating to the management of women detained/sentenced to the criminal justice system.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): Women and Sex/Gender Differences Research Program
- The mission of the Women and Sex/Gender Differences Research Program is to promote the conduct, translation, and dissemination of drug abuse research on sex/gender differences and issues specific to women.
- National Violence Against Women Resource Center
- This website, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is designed to be useful to scientists, practitioners, advocates, grassroots organizations, and others interested in current topics related to violence against women and its prevention.
- Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
- OJJDP supports states, local communities, and tribal jurisdictions in their efforts to develop and implement effective programs for juveniles.
- Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Model Programs Guide (MPG)
- MPG is designed to assist practitioners and communities in implementing evidence-based prevention and intervention programs that can make a difference in the lives of children and communities. The MPG database of over 200 evidence-based programs covers the entire continuum of youth services from prevention through sanctions to reentry.
- Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)
- ORWH serves as the focal point for women's health research at the National Institutes of Health.
- Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
- Since its inception in 1995, OVW has handled the legal and policy issues regarding violence against women, provided national and international leadership, received international visitors interested in learning about the Federal government's role in addressing violence against women, and responded to requests for information regarding violence against women.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Data, Outcomes, and Quality (DOQ)
- SAMHSA's DOQ provides statistics on a variety of topics related to substance abuse and mental health, including data specific to women and female youth involved in the justice system.
- Women, Co-Occurring Disorders and Violence Study
- Supported through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the goal of the Women, Co-Occurring Disorders and Violence Study is to produce information and knowledge about an integrated services approach for women, ages 18 or older, with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, who also have histories of physical and/or sexual abuse.
- Women and Treatment
- This section of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) website provides resources regarding substance abuse treatment dedicated to women and girls.