Associate Professor Nalini Negi, PhD, and colleagues from Baylor University, including first author and study PI: Dr. Danielle Parrish, have a new paper published in Women and Criminal Justice that explores the current implementation of gender-responsive programming, the degree to which it is empirically supported, the needs of justice involved girls, and the training needs of juvenile justice staff for working with this population.
Using a national, cross-sectional survey of juvenile justice staff, 200 juvenile justice staff from the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) responded to this 24-item online survey across 28 U.S. states. Seventy percent of respondents endorsed local gender-responsive programming, although most services were offered post-adjudication, and few were empirically supported. More details can be found at:
Parrish, D. E., Thompson, R., Negi, N., & Alquicira, L. (2020). A National Survey of Probation Staff of the Needs, Services and Barriers of Female Youth in Juvenile Justice Settings. Women & Criminal Justice, 1-18.