I hope to develop new language so we can approach people who believe they already understand this work and help them rethink it.
On any given day, black women in the United States are three times more likely than white women to be behind bars. They’re also far more likely to be survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, a prevalence that’s particularly notable among incarcerated women. It’s because of statistics like these that the Center for Court Innovation is helping to create Project SAFE. The project provides training and other assistance to groups funded by the Office on Violence against Women who are working with justice-involved black and African-American women who are survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault.
In this episode of our New Thinking podcast, Matthew Watkins speaks with Afua Addo, the Center’s coordinator of Gender and Justice Initiatives.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2016-TA-AX-K022 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this podcast are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.