The New England ATTC, in partnership with AdCare Educational Institute of New England is hosting this session at the Virtual New England School of Best Practices on 8/26/21 from 10:30 to 3:45 with subject matter expert Brenda Westberry. Violence against women is recognized as a global public health problem that crosses lines of age, race, ethnicity and economic status. There are critical and interrelated issues in the lives of women such as substance abuse, trauma and mental health. Violence against women is an important risk factor for women’s ill health with consequences for both their physical and mental health. These issues are also prevalent for women who are involved in the criminal justice system and puts them at risk for interpersonal violence in their adolescence and adult lives. There are various forms of interpersonal violence that are directed toward women and girls that have an effect on the transition from incarceration back into the community. The prevalence of physical, sexual, emotional, and psychological violence against women is examined from the individual, family and community level perspectives.