Courts, The Justice System, and Women

Courts, The Justice System, and Women

Overview

Legal Momentum has expertise and resources across a wide range of areas related to discrimination, gender equity, and gender bias. Ranging from sexual and reproductive rights and teen dating violence to gender bias in the courts, Legal Momentum continues to champion the rights of women and girls and to work to eradicate harmful stereotypes and policies shaped by bias while promoting policies and practices that reflect the realities of women’s lives, and advancing their rights under the law.

Programs & Initiatives

  • The National Judicial Education Program (NJEP) educates judges and justice system professionals about gender bias as a factor in civil, criminal, family and juvenile law, and provides methods to prevent it. We focus on the treatment of domestic violence and sexual assault cases in the judicial process by illuminating the negative impact of gender stereotypes in the courts and providing resources for fair adjudication.
  • Gender Bias in the Courts
    The National Judicial Education Program's (NJEP) judicial education programs were the catalyst for a series of task forces established by state chief justices, state supreme courts and federal circuit councils to examine gender bias in their own court systems and recommend reforms. A task force "devoted to the study of gender bias in the courts" was established and each state voted to make implementing the recommendations of the task forces on gender, race and ethnic bias in the courts a priority. The task forces documented discriminatory court decisions, policies and practices and made numerous recommendations to eradicate these barriers to equal justice.
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