Barbara E. Bloom, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Barbara E. Bloom, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies at Sonoma State University. She is the Co-Director (with Dr. Stephanie Covington) of the Center for Gender and Justice. Her research and policy interests include women and girls under criminal justice supervision and gender-responsive interventions and services. Dr. Bloom has directed various research projects focused on gender-responsive services for women and girls in criminal justice settings.
Dr. Bloom has served on a number of commissions including the California Blue Ribbon Commission on Inmate Population Management, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Expert Panel on Adult Offender and Recidivism Reduction Programming, and the Gender-Responsive Strategies Commission.
Dr. Bloom is a past President of the Western Society of Criminology (WSC) and a recipient of the 2003 WSC Fellow Award for important contributions to the field of criminology. She is a recipient (along with Dr. Barbara Owen and Dr. Stephanie Covington) of the American Probation and Parole Association 2003 University of Cincinnati Award for the publication, Gender-Responsive Strategies: Research Practice and Guiding Principles for Women Offenders. She was also honored (along with Barbara Owen) by the American Society of Criminology Division on Women and Crime with the 2006 Saltzman Award for Contributions to Practice which recognizes a criminologist whose professional accomplishments have increased the quality of justice and the level of safety for women.
The National Council on Crime & Delinquency chose Dr. Bloom to receive the Donald Cressey Award for 2007. This award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding academic contributions to criminology, promoting programs that are fair, humane, effective, and economically sound.