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Women’s Pathways to Jail: The Roles and Intersections of Serious Mental Illness and Trauma

January 24, 2013

Women’s Pathways to Jail: The Roles and Intersections of Serious Mental Illness and Trauma (PDF)

Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance

This study found that a national sample of women in jails showed high rates of mental health problems, with a majority of the participants meeting diagnostic criteria for serious mental illness, lifetime post-traumatic stress disorder, and/or substance use disorder.

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