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Justice-Involved Women

Edited by: Dr. Diane Morse

  1. Research Article

    Finding the loopholes: a cross-sectional qualitative study of systemic barriers to treatment access for women drug court participants

    Therapeutic diversion courts seek to address justice-involved participants’ underlying problems leading to their legal system involvement, including substance use disorder, psychiatric illness, and intimate pa...

    Diane S. Morse, Jennifer Silverstein, Katherine Thomas, Precious Bedel and Catherine Cerulli

    Health & Justice 2015 3:12

    Published on: 17 June 2015

  2. Short report

    Prescribed contraceptives among woman after release from prison

    Despite the high rates of unintended and complicated pregnancy among women who have spent time in prison, little is known about their use of prescribed contraceptives post-prison release. We used a routinely-c...

    Georgina Sutherland, Megan Carroll, Nick Lennox and Stuart Kinner

    Health & Justice 2015 3:8

    Published on: 28 April 2015

  3. Research article

    Gender differences in HIV risk behaviors in individuals recently released from prison: results of a pilot study

    Individuals recently released from prison engage in risky behaviors that predispose them to contracting HIV. Women may be at increased risk in the immediate period post-release, given higher rates of poverty, ...

    Gefei A Zhu, Nathan Birnbaum, Amy Carroll-Scott, Linda Evans, Lynn E Fiellin and Emily A Wang

    Health & Justice 2015 3:6

    Published on: 31 March 2015

  4. Research article

    Does gender matter? Exploring mental health recovery court legal and health outcomes

    Based upon therapeutic justice principles, mental health courts use legal leverage to improve access and compliance to treatment for defendants who are mentally ill. Justice-involved women have a higher preval...

    Catherine L Kothari, Robert Butkiewicz, Emily R Williams, Caron Jacobson, Diane S Morse and Catherine Cerulli

    Health & Justice 2014 2:12

    Published on: 5 December 2014