American Bar Association
 
Criminal Justice Section: Women In Criminal Justice Committee

Criminal Justice Section:
Women In Criminal Justice Committee


About Us



Explores issues of concern to women attorneys (defense, prosecution, etc.), judges, other allied to the criminal justice field, and the needs of women as victims, witnesses and defendants. Promotes networking and career opportunities for women.



Goals

The Committee is very interested in incarceration issues, disparate treatment of women in the criminal justice system, the unique stress on women who practice in the criminal justice field, implicit bias and sentencing disparities. The Committee is also interested in issues such as the role of technology in crime (such as sexting, revenge porn, etc).

The Committee is focused on developing articles for Section publications to highlight issues relevant to women in the criminal justice system and women who practice in the criminal justice field. In addition, the Committee would like to develop articles that highlight practical tools for new practitioners.

The Committee has focused on continuing legal education programs for the past few years and would like to expand on this through webinars and other educational programming.

The Committee established a Women’s Network a few years ago and this remains a strong focus of its work. The Committee would like to host at least two “meet-and-greets” this year and develop a more cohesive network among attendees. In addition, the Committee might consider some local events, such as a brown bag lunch.

This year, the Committee would like to focus on the development of new policy, and the advancement of existing policy, relevant to women in criminal justice.

Finally, the Committee would like to contribute to the burgeoning world of social media through more postings and outreach on various social media networks.

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Leadership

Co-Chairs:

Laroche, Carla
Loranger, Eileen

Committee Roster  


Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events


Resources

Modified by Kyo Suh on September 26, 2017

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