About Us

Services to Criminal Justice Agencies

The Center for Gender and Justice assists local, state, and national criminal justice agencies by providing expertise, leadership, technical assistance, and services in the following areas:

  • System analysis: analyzes system readiness for gender-responsive approaches
  • Policy review and development: reviews existing policies with respect to women and girls and assists in developing gender-responsive and trauma-informed policies
  • Strategic planning: provides facilitation to jurisdictions for short- and long-term planning of gender-responsive approaches to policy and programs
  • Program development: helps to develop gender-responsive, trauma-informed and culturally sensitive services and programs for women and girls
  • Training: provides technical assistance and training to administrators and line staff who work with women and girls in criminal justice settings
  • Assessment: assesses the environment and content of programs in institutional and community-based settings
  • Evaluation: develops outcome measures, evaluation designs, and data-collection instruments

Consulting Services

Drs. Covington and Bloom have worked with many community-based programs, jails, and prisons. The following jurisdictions and agencies are among their past and current clients:

  • Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTC's)
  • Alameda County Sheriff's Office
  • Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections
  • California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
  • Connecticut Court Support Services
  • Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • Connecticut Women's Consortium
  • Cook County Sheriff's Office, Chicago
  • Correctional Services of Canada
  • Drug Strategies, Washington, D.C.
  • Hawaii Department of Public Safety
  • Mental Health Systems, California
  • Michigan Department of Corrections
  • National GAINS Center for Evidence-Based Programs in the Justice System
  • National Institute of Corrections (NIC)
  • National Women's Prison Roundtable
  • New York City Departments of Corrections and Probation
  • Oxford Probation Services, Oxford, England
  • Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
  • San Diego County Probation Department
  • Sonoma County Probation Department
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Vermont Department of Corrections
  • Women's Prison Association, New York City
  • Women's Treatment Network, Maricopa County, Arizona

Professional Staff

Stephanie S. Covington, Ph.D. and Barbara E. Bloom, Ph.D. are widely regarded experts on issues affecting women and girls in the criminal justice system. Their combined experience integrates more than fifty years of work in research, clinical practice, and organizational development. Through publications, presentations, and technical assistance, they have advised a wide range of criminal justice agencies in the United States, Canada and Europe.

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