Female Juvenile Justice
positive force for young women in juvenile justice
The Iowa Task Force for Young Women welcomes new members
Gender Responsive Program Assessment tool,
site visit and technical assistance
by Dr. Stephanie Covington and Dr. Barbara Bloom (Center
for Gender and Justice) and based on their earlier work
for the National Institute of Corrections, the Gender Responsive
Program Assessment tool© facilitates program evaluation
of services to females involved in or at risk for involvement
in the juvenile justice system, whether in single or mixed
is no cost associated with the assessment or complimentary
training/technical assistance (a minimum $925 value). It
is part of the ongoing effort of the Iowa Task Force for
Young Women to facilitate a comprehensive fundamental change
in the juvenile justice system that will enhance the understanding
and utilization of innovative gender-responsive approaches
in all programs and services.
Programs completing the assessment process will receive
a certificate, program recognition at the annual Whispers
& Screams conference and priority ranking for scholarships
to attend the conference.
You will need to create a team of staff, preferably who
possess varied responsibilities within the program.
Your team will complete the assessment tool without assistance
from trained evaluators.
A minimum of two trained evaluators will visit your program,
generally for a full day, and will complete the assessment
tool relying on documentation you provide as well as observation
and interviews with program staff and young women.
you will receive:
Evaluators will compile a report outlining the assessment
results, including strengths, areas for improvement and
The Coordinator of the Task Force for Young Women will
be available to provide and/or arrange training/technical
assistance as requested.
Contact Kathy Nesteby
for more information about anything you find here.