Year Published: 2011

Author: Erika Kates, Ph.D.

There is a profound shift in the U.S. climate in ways of thinking about incarceration and in seeking alternatives that provide resources, treatment and long-term effectiveness. However, women are effectively excluded from the ATI literature in the U.S., despite the fact that their rapidly increasing population, offense types, family circumstances, treatment concerns, and the inadequacy of corrections resources make women particularly appropriate candidates for diversion. This document summarizes alternatives to incarceration for women in MA.

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