The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is operated by the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department and provides women who have a history of criminal justice involvement with the services necessary to achieve and maintain safe and healthy lifestyles.
Restorative Justice principles are woven into all of the center’s practices. The approach is guided by the belief that crime hurts everyone; victim, offender, families and communities, and creates an obligation to make things right.
The WRC is primarily a day treatment center for women released from the San Francisco County Jail.
WRC provides referrals for housing, substance abuse programs, employment, medical and mental health programs, and legal issues. Five Keys Charter School provides educational opportunities, as well as intensive case management services.
WRC also provides a free clothing closet, computer lab, numerous personal development classes.
Who is helped?
Women who have been formerly incarcerated in jail, though all women with histories of criminal justice involvement are eligible for services, women referred by drug court, women on probation, women sentenced to court-mandated services.
25 women per day.
Last modified: 12/21/2011 2:54:38 PM
- Stages of criminal justice:
Community-Based Sanctions, Court-Based, Parole, Prevention, Probation, Reentry
- Areas of service:
Advocacy/ Empowerment/ Civic Engagement, Domestic Violence, Education, Employment/ Vocational Training, Family Support & Reunification/ Child Welfare, Health/Wellness, Housing, Legal Assistance, Mental Health, Mentoring, Substance Abuse
- Program evaluation:
- Published curriculum available: