Women - Addiction, Incarceration and Reentry - Session at the New England School of Addiction and Prevention Studies Virtual Summer School
The New England ATTC, in partnership with AdCare Educational Institute of New England is hosting this session at the Virtual New England Summer School on 6/9/21 from 10:30am to 3:45pm with subject matter expert Brenda Westberry. In the United States the percentage of women involved in the criminal justice system is no match for men in the same system. There is a growing understanding that women’s issues are often overlooked because the numbers outweigh that of men. Reentry planning involves the use of programs targeted at promoting the effective reintegration of offenders back into communities upon release from prison and jail. The female offender released from incarceration, with a history of substance use faces serious needs as they re-enter the community. During this course, the participant will explore practices that are effective, and evidence-based in providing ongoing support and reinforcement to the female offenders re-entering society. In this course, gender responsive strategies targeting women offenders who are involved in the criminal justice system will also be explored.