From the article:
My purpose here is to situate gender as a key factor in a historical movement toward prison abolition. A shift toward restorative or transformative justice, theoretically, is reintegrative in that it benefits the offender, the victim and the community. The first offenders to be diverted from prison to any new program are generally those with the least serious offences and/or those who pose no risk of committing violence; women commonly fall into this category, but, as discussed, very few community alternatives exist for them. The last section addresses some of the key issues facing women in prison, women getting out of prison, and those who serve advocacy on their behalf.
Seeking Transformative Justice for Women: Views from Canada.
Journal of International Women's Studies, 2(1), 16-28.
Available at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol2/iss1/2