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June 1, 1995 This short report by the GAINS center addresses some of the issues and specific needs of women with co-occurring disorders who are involved with the criminal justice system. The report mentions that women's mental health and substance abuse are often related to past experiences of personal violence and trauma. In addition, more women lose custody of their children while incarcerated and their health needs are less likely to be met than men's during the period of incarceration.
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