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The Advisory Task Force on the Woman and Juvenile Female Offender in Corrections consults with the Commissioner of Corrections regarding choice of model programs to receive funding, reviews and makes recommendations on matters affecting female offenders, identifies problem areas, and assists the Commissioner in seeking improved programming for female offenders.




 Mission Statement


To promote and advocate for gender and culturally-responsive services for women and girls in the criminal and juvenile justice systems.




10/13/2015 12:00 AM   16th Bi-Annual Adult and Juvenile Female Offender Conference 
Justice Involved Women and Girls:
New Paths to Resiliency
AJFO is the only professional conference focused exclusively on women and girls involved with the criminal justice system.  Participants represent a diverse array of practitioners,...


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 Gender-Responsive Assessment Tool
 Daily Inmate Profile - Minnesota Correctional Facility-Shakopee
 National Resource Center on Justice-Involved Women
 National Workshop on Adult and Juvenile Female Offenders
 Girls Coalition of Minnesota
 Office on the Economic Status of Women
 Minnesota Corrections Association
 Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
 National Institute of Corrections - Women Offenders
 Girls Study Group: Understanding and responding to girls' delinquency
 OJJDP: Girls' Delinquency
 National Girls Institute (NGI)
 National Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center
 Journal of Juvenile Justice

 Recent Articles & Publications

 Women's Pathways to Jail: The Roles & Intersections of Serious Mental Illness & Trauma (September 2012)
 Girls in Minnesota Correctional Facilities: Responses to the 2010 Minnesota Student Survey
 Women in America - Indicators of social and economic well-being
 Employment and Female Offenders: An Update of the Empirical Research
 Causes and Correlates of Girls' Delinquency
 Addressing the Unmet Needs of Children and Youth in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems
 Juvenile Court Statistics, 2006-2007
 Trauma-Informed Approaches: Federal Activities & Initiatives
 Washington Corrections creates "Gender Responsiveness Action Plan"
 Girls Study Group: Understanding and Responding to Girls' Delinquency
 Northwestern Juvenile Project Examines Death in Delinquent Youth in Adolescence and Young Adulthood
 Safely Home - report highlights cost-effective, community-based alternatives to incarceration for high-needs youth
 Risks are High for Teen Daughters with Jailed Moms