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Working with Female Offenders: What Does Science Tell Us?
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Authored by Kimberly Gentry Sperber, Ph.D., this slide presentation provides an overview on the current science around female offenders highlighting both the gender-neutral Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) and the gender informed research specific to justice involved women.  Questions such as: Does the LSI-R work for women and what studies demonstrate results? are asked and answered.

Sections of the presentation include:

  • Setting the stage: Statistics on women under correctional supervision
  • So where do we start: Characteristics of female offenders
  • Applying the Traditional Model to Females: Risk, Need, Responsivity and Treatment (RNRT) for women

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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, Mar 8 2016 6:30 AM by Susan Powell


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