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NIC Technical Assistance /
Gender Responsive Assessments

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NIC Technical Assistance - Gender Responsive Assessment Tools

The Sheriff’s Women’s Justice Programs collaboration with the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) began in 1997 through participation in NIC’s Intermediate Sanctions for Women Offender’s Project (ISWO). The project focused on the development of a systemic approach to address the unique needs of female offenders. This collaboration included the Sheriff’s Office, Judiciary, State’s Attorney, Public Defender, Probation, Social Services, Researchers and Community Social Service Agencies. Since 1997 the process and research on this measure has resulted in a validated and reliable gender responsive measure that can more accurately classify women based on their unmet needs as well as their criminal history. With funding from NIC, the University of Cincinnati and Pat Von Voorhis, PI, has developed the Gender Responsive Assessment tool. Over the past two years, The Sheriff’s Women’s Justice Programs (SWJP), in collaboration with its treatment provider, Salina & Associates, Inc., have collected 600 gender responsive needs assessments to use in the continued analyses of this instrument. Dr. Van Voorhis will utilize these collected assessments to identify how best to comprehensively use this measure as a more accurate classification of women in the criminal justice system. The new jail management system within Cook County Jail provides a unique partnership opportunity to incorporate a gender responsive classification and assessment instrument that will enhance our existing gender responsive programs.

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Sheriff’s Women’s Justice Programs

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