Promising Gender-Responsive, Community-Based Programs for Female Offenders in Massachusetts
Author: Erika Kates, Ph.D.
Year Published: 2012
In 2009-2010, Erika Kates, Ph.D. Project Director and Project Assistant, Crystal An visited a number of programs throughout the state that provided gender-responsive resources for female offenders. These programs were located in four counties – Bristol, Hampden, Middlesex, and Suffolk – and had been recommended for review by members of the Women’s Prison Coalition who were experts in the area of women offenders. The first task of the Women’s Prison Coalition was to arrive at a common definition of a gender-responsive, community-based program based on the literature, their experience, and their sense of priorities.