The Urban Institute and its partners, the Center for Effective Public Policy, the Correctional Leaders Association, and the National Center for Victims of Crime, were funded by the National Institute of Justice to conduct a two-tiered, 33-month, exploratory mixed methods study of policies, programs, and practices that state departments of corrections (DOCs) use for addressing incarcerated women’s prior trauma and victimization and for preventing in-custody victimization.
Women are the fastest-growing incarcerated population in the United States. Despite this drastic increase, correctional institutions often lack awareness and understanding of the victimization that many—if not most—incarcerated women experience before incarceration (Bloom 2015).
Even in the face of structural racism and oppression, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities continue to enrich the character of California through their culture, history, values, and teachings. What steps can California Legislation take to meaningfully address the impact of structural racism on access and quality of behavioral health care for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities? Read recommendations from CPEHN.
This report provided by The Williams Institute is a collection of working papers focused on understanding what is known and what needs to be better understood about the lives and outcomes of LGBTQ youth of color with system involvement.
The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) provides this information packet to provide an introduction to the LGBT community, along with recommendations on supporting LGBT individuals who are survivors of sexual assault. This packet provides recommendations and information that can aid rape crisis centers in enhancing their outreach efforts and services to the LGBT community.