Criminal Justice professor Barbara Bloom was honored with the Meda Chesney Lind Award by the Western Criminology Society this year for her leadership in the field of gender-responsive criminal justice approaches.
Her colleague Barbara Owen was a co-recipient of the award. The award recognizes "significant contributions to scholarship or activism on the intersection of women and crime."
Bloom a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies at Sonoma State University. Her research and policy interests include women and girls under criminal justice supervision and gender-responsive interventions and services.
Among her publications are several state and national studies: Modeling Gender-Specific Services in Juvenile Justice: Policy and Program Recommendations (co-authored with Barbara Owen), Why Punish the Children? A Reappraisal of the Children of Incarcerated Mothers in America (co-authored with David Steinhart), and a National Institute of Corrections sponsored study, Female Offenders in the Community: An Analysis of Innovative Strategies and Programs (co-authored with James Austin and Trish Donahue).
Her most recent publications include Gendered Justice: Addressing Female Offenders and Gender-Responsive Strategies: Research, Practice and Guiding Principles for Women Offenders (co-authored with Barbara Owen and Stephanie Covington).