1 in 4 women
1 in 7 men
become victims of domestic violence
every 20 seconds in our nation.
WHY SHOULD WE CARE?
If incarcerated women do not end abusive relationships BEFORE they are released, recidivism is likely.
“The criminal experiences of women are often best understood in the context of unhealthy relationships (e.g., a male partner who encourages substance abuse or prostitution).”
Women Offenders Transition and Reentry:
“About 1/4 of women released from prison fail within 6 months (i.e., have an arrest for a new crime), 1/3 fail within a year, and 2/3 fail (68.1%) five years out from release.”