6. special needs of the female offender

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CJCJ's Executive Director Daniel Macallair, is a practitioner-in-residence at San Francisco State University (SFSU)'s Department of Criminal Justice Studies. These slides are from his Community Corrections and Sentencing course materials.

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6. special needs of the female offender

  1. 1. www.cjcj.org© Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice 201340 Boardman PlaceSan Francisco, CA 94103WomenOffendersSPECIAL NEEDSOFFENDERS
  2. 2. www.cjcj.org© Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice 201340 Boardman PlaceSan Francisco, CA 94103• Women commit less serious offenses then men• Most common female arrest offenses are property and drug offenses(DUI, welfare fraud, check forgery, prostitution• Most likely arrested in late 20s• Disproportionately impacted by mass incarceration policies• Represent about 12% of released population in a given yearOVERVIEW
  3. 3. www.cjcj.org© Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice 201340 Boardman PlaceSan Francisco, CA 94103• Poor• Unemployed• Single mothers• Come from broken families• Substance abuse issues• Trauma filled backgrounds• Inadequate support systemsCOMMON CHARACTERISTICS OFWOMEN OFFENDERS
  4. 4. www.cjcj.org© Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice 201340 Boardman PlaceSan Francisco, CA 94103• Reunification with children• Parental training and support• Child care support• Specialized transitional housing/long term housing• Substance abuse counseling• Health care coverage• Vocational training• Support system developmentSPECIAL NEEDS OF WOMENOFFENDERS
  5. 5. www.cjcj.org© Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice 201340 Boardman PlaceSan Francisco, CA 94103• Transitional Housing• Vocational and Employment Readiness Training• Independent Living Skills• Parental Training• Group Counseling• Individual Therapy• Child Care Support• Social Services Counseling• Health Care Access Support• Permanent Housing Assistance• Aftercare Case Management SupportPROGRAM MODEL: CAMEO HOUSE
  6. 6. www.cjcj.org© Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice 201340 Boardman PlaceSan Francisco, CA 94103• Limited Resources• Male-centered Program Designs• Women’s issues not seen as priority• Lack of focus on reunification with children• Access to social services and income support (drugexclusion rule)ISSUES IN WOMEN’S SERVICES

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