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Supporting Pretrial Justice for Women | APPR Stories from the Field

The tendency to treat men and women as a homogeneous group is a shortcoming of the criminal legal system. The number of women in US jails has grown at a faster rate than any other correctional population, increasing by more than 700 percent between 1980 and 2019. Advancing Pretrial Policy & Research (APPR) spoke with Marilyn Van Dieten, PhD, Director of the Center for Effective Public Policy’s National Resource Center on Justice-Involved Women. Dr. Van Dieten sheds light on the unique needs of women involved in the criminal system and how to support their success during the pretrial phase. She has over 20 years of experience developing trauma-informed and gender-responsive interventions for women in institutional and community settings.

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