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 Girls

An Intersectional Analysis of Police Violence in Black Communities

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​EMERGE Evaluation

Evaluating 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

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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