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Recently released, Working With Women Who Perpetrate Violence: A Practice Guide, written for the National Resource Center on Justice-Involved Women (NRCJIW), focuses on women offenders who have been charged with violent crimes, including intimate partner violence (IPV).

From the NRCJIW website:

“This practice guide summarizes the available research on female perpetrated violence. While information in this area is still quite limited, there is a growing body of evidence to suggest that females who engage in violence are not a homogenous group and that there are some important differences in the context and expression of violent behavior across gender. This document examines a host of personal, contextual, cultural, and victimization-related factors among females charged with intimate partner violence and other violent crimes. Recommendations for assessment and intervention are provided”.

Topics addressed in this report include: prevalence of women charged with violent crimes; risk factors associated with female perpetrated violence; types of perpetrators and motives surrounding women’s use of violence; standardized screening and assessment tools; conducting a comprehensive interview; general considerations for treatment and treatment programs to address violence.

Access the full report

In addition, interested participants can still attend the NRCJIW webinar - When Women Use Violence: Reasons, Circumstances and Promising Interventions.

Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 1:00-2:30pm EDT

This webinar has limited seating and will be recorded and posted to the NRCJIW website.


This announcement is available at NIC's Gender-Responsive News for Women and Girls.  Feel free to forward to friends and colleagues.  Subscribe to the newsletter at http://nicic.gov/go/subscribe.

For additional resources on Justice-Involved Women go to NIC’s Women Offenders.




Posted Tue, May 27 2014 7:30 AM by Susan Powell

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