Ongoing since 2015
The project builds upon and expands both the research-based knowledge about justice-involved women’s concerns and the practical lessons of networking and advocacy learned over the period of five years
Ongoing since 2009
This project will create a Massachusetts Women's Justice Network and develop a model program for women at risk of involvement in the criminal justice system.
2009 - 2012
In 2009-2012, Erika Kates, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist and Crystal An, M.A., Project Assistant, worked with a diverse group of policymakers, advocates and administrators on three action-oriented research projects. These projects were designed to draw attention to the special circumstances of women involved with criminal justice agencies, highlight women-centered resources, and suggest more cost-effective policies and practices.
1987 - 2007
This action project involved mobilization of scholars and policymakers to address economic status and women's educational and professional development.
2003 - 2008
This project involves coordinating a coalition to identify best practices for serving women in Massachusetts' prisons.