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Research & Evaluation

NBWJI conducts rigorous research that brings the lived experiences of Black women and girls who have been impacted by the criminal legal system to the forefront. The data and analysis we provide is critical for advocates, organizations, and policymakers seeking to develop and implement programmatic and policy solutions centering the needs and experiences of Black women and girls who have been impacted by the criminal legal system. 

Featured work

Policing Black Women and TGNC People

We're conducting an intersectional study of Black women, trans and gender nonconforming people’s encounters with police.

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Black Women’s Health and Self-Care in Reentry

We're conducting a qualitative research study to understand the health needs of formerly incarcerated Black women who have or are transitioning home to their communities from confinement.

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​EMERGE Evaluation

We evaluated an alternative education program for girls of color in the Bay Area who are returning to school from a condition of confinement or incarceration.

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Women’s Initiatives Evaluation

We are evaluating the impact of the California Wellness Foundation’s Women’s Initiatives, which aim to expand access to services in the community for formerly incarcerated women of color and women of color at risk for HIV and STIs.

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