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National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $400,000)

The purpose of the FY 2015 National Initiatives: Promoting Effective Justice Systems Strategies Competitive Grant Program is to provide state and local criminal justice practitioners and stakeholders with objective information, resources, and training and technical assistance (TTA) on timely and emerging criminal justice issues and actionable information to improve the uptake and quality of evidence-based practice.

The provider will assist criminal justice policymakers and practitioners nationwide in transforming their policies and practices to address the needs of justice-involved women more effectively, through technical assistance and other resources. Activities will include: (1) Provision of state-of-the-art training to the field on issues related to managing justice-involved women effectively; (2) Creation of strategic opportunities for criminal justice practitioners and others who work with justice-involved women to build peer-to-peer support networks, and share promising and best practices with one another; (3) Development of communication strategies for making the needs of justice-involved women a higher priority for jails and corrections agencies across the nation; and (4) Delivery of targeted technical assistance designed to assist agencies in their efforts to provide gender-responsive programs and services to women.


Date Created: September 21, 2015