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Addressing Trauma and Victimization in Women’s Prisons Trauma-Informed Victim Services and Programs for Incarcerated Women

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dc.contributor.author Ervin, Storm
dc.contributor.author Jagannath, Jahnavi
dc.contributor.author Zweig, Janine
dc.contributor.author Willison, Janeen Buck
dc.contributor.author Jones, Kierra
dc.contributor.author Maskolunas, Katy
dc.contributor.author McCarty, Benjamin
dc.contributor.author Agha, Chafica
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-07T20:01:27Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-07T20:01:27Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Ervin, Storm; Jagannath, Jahnavi; Zweig, Janine; Willison, Janeen Buck; Jones, Kierra; Maskolunas, Katy; McCarty, Benjamin; Agha, Chafica. (2020). Addressing Trauma and Victimization in Women’s Prisons Trauma-Informed Victim Services and Programs for Incarcerated Women. Urban Institute, en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://www.urban.org/research/publication/addressing-trauma-and-victimization-womens-prisons/view/full_report
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/2171
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract Women are the fastest-growing incarcerated population in the United States. Despite this drastic increase, correctional institutions often lack awareness and understanding of the victimization that many—if not most—incarcerated women experience before incarceration (Bloom 2015). Many women bring past trauma into prison settings, where they often experience similar violence, abuse, and trauma. In 2017, the National Institute of Justice funded the Urban Institute—and its partners the Center for Effective Public Policy, the Correctional Leaders Association, and the National Center for Victims of Crime—to conduct a national scan of practice to examine the extent to which correctional facilities provide services and programming that address incarcerated women’s prior and current trauma and victimization experiences. The scan of practice drew on data from semi-structured interviews with leaders in 41 state departments of corrections (DOCs), 15 women’s prisons using innovative and/or comprehensive approaches to address trauma, case studies of three women’s facilities and a national survey of state domestic violence (DV) and sexual assault (SA) coalitions. Analyses suggest wide variation in how DOCs address women’s past victimization and trauma with most DOCs relying on programming and partnerships with local victim services providers or other community-based organizations to address women’s trauma; few provide robust victim services to incarcerated women. We discuss these and other findings in the report along with the challenges DOCs face in addressing women’s prior trauma and victimization, and recommendations for how to make correctional facilities more trauma responsive. [CVRL Note: see also CVR webinar presenting findings from this survey: Victim Services for Incarcerated Women: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syBpP_NkrA0 ] (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Urban Institute en_US
dc.subject Survey Results en_US
dc.subject Interview Results en_US
dc.subject Incarcerated Victims en_US
dc.subject Victim-Offender Overlap en_US
dc.subject Prior Victimization en_US
dc.subject PREA en_US
dc.subject Prison Rape Elimination Act en_US
dc.subject Correctional Facilities en_US
dc.subject Sexual Assault en_US
dc.subject Domestic Violence en_US
dc.subject Victim Services en_US
dc.subject Trauma en_US
dc.subject Program Design en_US
dc.subject Women en_US
dc.subject Female Offenders en_US
dc.subject Female Victims en_US
dc.subject Barriers to Reporting en_US
dc.title Addressing Trauma and Victimization in Women’s Prisons Trauma-Informed Victim Services and Programs for Incarcerated Women en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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