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Women & Policing Organizations

Criminal Justice Careers and Information

European Network of Policewomen (ENP)
Founded at the International Conference for Policewomen in 1989, the European Network of Policewomen serves as a conduit of information for policewomen and men to "form constructive alliances in the field of equal opportunities within the police services." The non-profit group promotes research on women and policing, and holds a bi-annual conference and various seminars.

International Association of Women Police (IAWP)
The International Association of Women Police is a membership organization that works for equality for women in the criminal justice professions. Their website contains information about IAWP and its affiliate organizations, as well as history and resources on women in law enforcement.

Institute for Women in Trades, Technology, and Science (IWITTS)
IWITTS is "dedicated to introducing women into nontraditional careers by providing training and technical assistance and publications to the educational system and employers." Check out their publication on sexual harassment and fair treatment for women in policing.

Sameshield is a site dedicated to the history of women in law enforcement.

Women in Federal Law Enforcement, Inc.
Women in Federal Law Enforcement works to fully integrate women into the law enforcement profession through trainings, conferences, outreach campaigns, and research. WILFLE aims to "recruit, retain, and promote women in the law enforcement profession; toenhance the image of law enforcement in the communities we serve; to promote the value of collaborative and cooperative leadership styles."

Progressive Law Enforcement Organizations

NOBLE: The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
NOBLE was founded in 1976 at a symposium to address crime in urban, low-income areas;founded in September, 1976, during a three day symposium to address crime in urban low income areas. Black law enforcement leaders present at the symposium discussed "the critically high rate of crime in black urban communities and the socio-economic conditions that lead to crime and violence." The group was founded to present a unified voice of black law enforcement executives; NOBLE is pro-gun control, pro-hate crimes legislation, and pro-community policing.

The Sentencing Project
The Sentencing Project is an independent source of research, policy analysis, and data on criminal justice. The group promotes and develops alternative sentencing programs and advocates reform in criminal justice policy. Visit their site for quick fact sheets and extensive publications, as well as for more information on criminal justice reform.

Domestic Violence

Abuse of Power
Abuseofpower.info is a unique web site devoted to providing resources for victims of domestic violence whose abusers are police officers and firefighters. Content includes tactics of abuse, impact upon victims and their families and friends, dealing with the justice system, and many other topics. The site also addresses the impact on the career of the police officer who is a victim of domestic violence. The website is published by Diane Wetendorf, Inc. Diane is a national expert in this area and longtime advocate for victims of police-perpetrated domestic violence.

Feminist Majority Foundation's Violence Against Women Resources

Criminal Justice Programs

Life Span - Police Domestic Violence
Life Span is a nonprofit agency that provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and their children, including domestic violence counseling, criminal court advocacy, legal representation, immigration services, hospital advocacy, public education, and systemic policy work.

National Center for Victims of Crime
This organization offers resources and information for victims of crime--from domestic violence to hate crimes to sexual assault--as well as for service providers. Get the latest information on related legislation, public policy, and litigation, or browse the Center's free online library. This site is highly reccommended by FMF's National Center for Women and Policing.

Sexual Assault Training & Investigations (SATI)
SATI provides victim-centered, multi-disciplinary training and expert consultation regarding crimes of sexual assault.


In the Line of Duty
In the Line of Duty offers information on law enforcement training and also provides "The Blotter," a great source for daily policing news from around the country.

Women at Ground Zero
This book is a collection of 30 stories of courageous women in law enforcement and emergency services who responded to the September 11th tragedy, and whose faces were virtually left out of the media coverage after the attack. A forward is included from the National Center for Women & Policing.

Women in Law Enforcement

Educational Resources

Border Patrol Edu
BorderPatrolEdu.org was created to serve as an independent resource for Americans interested in serving their country through jobs in U.S. customs, border patrol, and immigration enforcement.

Criminal Justice Programs Online
Criminal Justice Degrees Online is a guide to online criminal justice programs

Workplace Issues

U.S Department of Justice
They offer numerous articles on employment discrimination, inclucing 'What is Title VII?' and 'How do I file a charge?' Find them at: Facts about employment discrimination

U.S. Department of Labor
Offers explanations of all the laws and regulations that relate to Ethnic/National Origin, Color, Race, Religion & Sex Discrimination.

American Civil Liberties Union

National Employment Lawyers Association
The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) was founded in 1985 to provide assistance and support to lawyers in protecting the rights of employees against the greater resources of their employers and the defense bar.

Workplace Fairness
Workplace Fairness provides information, education and assistance to workers and their advocates nationwide and promotes public policies that advance employee rights. They offer numerous publications on the topic.

The Feminist Majority Foundation
The Feminist Majority Foundation works for women's social, political and economic equality. The National Center for Women and Policing is a project of the Feminist Majority Foundation.


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