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NIC Partners to Establish National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women
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The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance in partnership
with the National Institute of Corrections has recently established a National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women (NRCJIW). The Resource Center is funded via a 30 month grant from BJA and will be administered by the Center for Effective Public Policy. NIC is working closely with representatives from CEPP and BJA in the management of the resource center along with partners: CORE Associates; Orbis Partners; National Center for Trauma Informed Care (SAMHSA); Moss Group; University of Cincinnati (School of Criminal Justice); and the Women’s Prison Association.nrcjiw.jpg

The mission of the National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women is to “provide guidance and support to criminal justice policymakers and other professionals who work with justice involved women regarding gender informed and evidence based practices”.

The activities as designed by the steering group of NRCJIW are “complimentary, not competitive” with services currently provided by the National Institute of Corrections and other Federal agencies (SAMHSA, Office of Women’s Health, etc.). The collaboration between NIC and the Resource Center is an opportunity to further promote the use of emerging research, tools and evidence-based practices with criminal justice stakeholders. The NRCJIW will focus on areas that are not currently served by NIC as well as explore areas of innovation relevant to this population. Protocol has been established to ensure that there is no duplication of assistance and opportunities for collaboration will be captured.

Visit the NIC website for additional resources on Women Offenders.

Posted Wed, May 4 2011 9:54 AM by Susan Powell
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