Also known as:
Advisory Task Force on the Woman and Juvenile Female Offender in Corrections
Advisory Task Force on the Woman Offender in Corrections
Advisory Task Force on Female Offenders
Women Offenders Advisory Task Force
According to a 1998 report by the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: "In 1978, a group of women concerned with the lack of services for adult female offenders in Minnesota met, under the direction of the Commissioner of Corrections, to formulate recommendations to address this service delivery deficit. As a result of their advocacy efforts, the State legislature passed legislation in 1981 that formed the Advisory Task Force on the Female Offender to address this issue and hired a full- time Director of Planning for Female Offenders within the Department of Corrections."
A 2007 report by the Minnesota Department of Corrections discusses the early days of the task force in this way: "The Minnesota DOC established an informal task force in 1978 to address women’s issues and allocated an administrative staff position to take on the responsibility of addressing the needs of female offenders on a state-wide basis. Through the leadership of the Minnesota State Legislature, a statute mandating parity for women offenders and establishing an Advisory Task Force on Female Offenders was passed in 1981... The Planning for Female Offenders (PFO) program was established in 1981... The PFO was integral in shaping the direction of planning and implementing initiatives for women and girls in Minnesota’s criminal justice systems. Initial efforts were directed toward the construction of a new facility at Shakopee, the women’s prison."
The Advisory Task Force on the Woman and Juvenile Female Offender in Corrections was reviewed by the Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy (LCPFP) in 2013 as part of their biennial duty required by Minn. Stat. 3.885 Subd. 11. The LCPFP's 2013 Recommendations called for keeping the task force.
Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report:
2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981.
Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.
Advisory Task Force on Justice Involved Women & Girls: Overview. Department of Corrections, 4/28/2022.
Advisory Task Force on Women and Juvenile Offender in Corrections: Member list as of August 2019, August 2019.
Minnesota. Juvenile Female Offenders: A Status of the States Report, October 1998.
Letters from readers: A women's prison. Minneapolis Star and Tribune, 1/4/1984.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1978-2008.