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...female offenders -- relationships, children/pregnancy, employment and education, physical and mental health, and substance abuse. With the information Festervan obtained, she provided tips on how to provide gender-responsive services for each of those specific need. As she noted, women are almost universally undervalued and often oppressed people, however, they can do good things when given the opportunities through gender-responsive principles and strategies.
Festervan strongly suggests that the "reasonable taxpayer" principle, which is a measure used to denote acceptability, should guide program design. It is based upon the premise that a taxpayer would... Treatment of Female Offenders in the Criminal...