Women's prisons

Women's prisons

Unlocking our futures: a national study of women, prisons, HIV and hepatitis C

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Anne Marie DiCenso
Giselle Dias
Jacqueline Gahagan
Publisher: 
Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN)
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Investigates perceptions and lived experiences of federally incarcerated women regarding HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C (HCV). Documents the specific needs of federal women prisoners regarding HIV/HCV prevention, care, treatment, and support.

Research on women and girls in the justice system

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Beth E. Richie
Kay Tsenin
Cathy Spatz Widom
Publisher: 
National Institute of Justice
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Washington, DC

Presents three articles that demonstrate that women and girls who are caught up in the justice system enter it as a result of circumstances distinctly different from those of men, and so find themselves at a distinct disadvantage.

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Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Consulting
Advocacy

Works with, and on behalf of, women involved with the justice system, particularly women in conflict with the law. Offers services and programs to marginalized women, advocating for legislative and administrative reform and offering fora within which the public may be informed about, and participate in, aspects of the justice system which affects women. Web site includes programs and services directory for all provinces.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
613-238-2422
Fax Number: 
613-232-7130
Street Address: 
701-151 Slater St
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1P 5H3

Elizabeth Fry Society of Toronto

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Groups Served: 
All women
Families
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Training
Community education/development
Advocacy
Counselling
Support group/peer support
Residence

Represents and fosters the community's interest and responsibility to women who are in conflict with the law. Facilitates the empowerment of women and to address the reasons why women come into conflict with the law.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
416- 924-3708
Email Address: 
info@efrytoronto.org
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
416- 924-3367
Street Address: 
215 Wellesley St. East
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M4X 1G1
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