Category: incarcerated women

Defining Justice: the Experience of Women and Children behind Bars Conference

The Defining Justice Series event, hosted by The Atlantic, will bring together leaders from Capitol Hill and around the country to discuss the state of criminal justice reform across America. In particular, the event will consider how renewed federal debate on the issue might impact women and youth in the justice system. The growing consensus around criminal …

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Cumberland County, PA Prison Reentry Program Aims to Help Inmates Return to Community

The Sentinel By Joshua Vaughn On any given day more than 400 people reside at Cumberland County Prison. Thousands more make their way through the facility every year. Nearly all will one day return to the local community. That is why the county started a re-entry program in an effort to give those being released …

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Register for Webinar: Innovative Practices to Reduce Women’s Involvement in Local Jails

Hosted by the National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women (NRCJIW) Date: Monday, Dec. 18 Time: 2–3:30 p.m. ET This webinar will highlight the findings and lessons learned from a national Jail Summit co-sponsored by the NRCJIW and the American Jail Association in October 2017. Discussion topics will include the specific needs of and opportunities …

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Apply Now: Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act—State Pilot Grant Program for Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for FY 2017 State Pilot Grant Program for Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women. The purpose of the program is to enhance flexibility in the use of funds to: 1) support family-based services for pregnant and postpartum women diagnosed …

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