Supportive Housing and Justice-Involved Women. Ann L. Jacobs, Director Prisoner Reentry Institute John Jay College of Criminal Justice. www.jjay.cuny.edu/pri [email protected] 646.557.4532. Supportive Housing and Justice-Involved Women.
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Supportive housing for women with criminal justiceinvolvement makes sense because it:
More than 1,000,000 women are currently involved in the criminal justice system (1 out of every 109 adult women) and now account for 7% of state and federal prison populations.
The number of women in prison has increased at nearly double the rate of men since 1985 (404% versus 209%).
The Sentencing Project (May 2007); NCCD (July 2007)
2464 of those women were incarcerated in New York State.
These numbers do not include approximately 900,000 women in local jails or under correctional supervision in the community (probation, parole, alternative to incarceration programs).
Bureau of Justice Statistics (2007). Prisoners in 2006.
Washington D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice
Bloom, B., Owen, B., & Covington, S. (2003).
Disproportionately women of color
Mothers to minor children
Victims of physical and/or sexual abuse
Substance abuse problems
Mental health issues