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New in the Library: Responding to the Needs of Women Veterans Involved in the Criminal Justice System
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From the National Resource Center on Justice-Involved Women (NRCJIW),  Responding to the Needs of Women Veterans Involved in the Criminal Justice System, focuses on the “unique experiences and needs of women veterans who become justice-involved and offers a gender and trauma informed approach that criminal justice practitioners can use to more effectively manage this population”.Female Veterans

Highlighted from the report:

Today, almost 15% of the individuals actively serving in the United States Armed Forces are women. In 2009, women comprised 8% of the total veteran population in the United States.

Challenges facing female veterans may include:

  • re-assuming parenting responsibilities,
  • finding employment and housing, continued physical health care needs, and
  • substance abuse and mental health problems such as: depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Military Sexual Trauma (MST).

Access the full report

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

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

Posted Tue, Aug 26 2014 7:20 AM by Susan Powell


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