ERIC Number: ED188046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Women in Jail: Problems, Programs and Resources.
Roy, Marjorie Brown
This manual is designed to assist those individuals or groups responsible for developing educational and vocational programs for women in jail. The first section identifies the needs and problems of women in jail, focussing on discrimination against poor women unable to afford bail, the nonviolent nature of women's crimes, and the inequity of jail programs and facilities. The second section offers a range of programmatic models from federally-funded to volunteer efforts. The programs are presented in terms of their particular emphases, i.e., health, education, children, vocational training, work/education release, recreation, alternatives, and aftercare; a list of resources for each type of program is also included. The third section describes the Female Offender Program in Hampden County, Massachusetts, including program design, staff training, accomplishments, problems, funding, and recommendations. A resource list of organizations across the country working on behalf of female offenders and criminal justice reform and a bibliography are also provided. (Author/HLM)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Citizen Participation, Community Involvement, Correctional Education, Correctional Rehabilitation, Females, Prisoners, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Public Agencies, Vocational Rehabilitation, Volunteers
EDC/WEEAP Distribution Center, 39 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02160 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Women's Educational Equity Act Program.
Authoring Institution: Springfield YWCA, Inc., MA.