Impact of Incarceration and Mandatory Minimums on Survivors: Exploring the Impact of Criminalizing Policies on African American Women and Girls [open pdf - 1MB]
This is the Summary Report from the Roundtable held September 21-22, 2015. From the Introduction: "On September 21 and 22, 2015, the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), United States Department of Justice, convened a meeting of survivors, scholars, advocates, and community activists who focus on sexual assault and intimate partner violence against women to examine how criminalization policies impact the lives of African American women and girls. The discussion focused on Black women and girls, as data indicate that they are disproportionately survivors of gender-based violence and also are over-represented among women in criminal and juvenile carceral facilities. By placing Black women and girls who have survived domestic and sexual abuse at the center of the discussion, OVW sought to provide an opportunity to consider how the intersection of multiple aspects of a person's identity (i.e., gender, race) shape their experience with criminalization policies, as well as discuss unintended and undesired consequences."
U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women: https://www.justice.gov/ovw
Impact of Incarceration and Mandatory Minimums on Survivors: Exploring the Impact of Criminalizing Policies on African American Women and Girls. Washington, DC. September 21-22, 2015.