U.S. Department of Justice

National Directory of Programs for Women with Criminal Justice Involvement

Family Support & Reunification/ Child Welfare

Programs
Women with children; women with substance abuse issues; women who have been previously incarcerated.
Location: Akeela Inc. in Anchorage, Alaska
Women with substance abuse issues that are pregnant and/or parenting, women who have been previously incarcerated.
Location: Akeela Inc. in Anchorage, Alaska
Women with substance abuse issues, women with co-occurring disorders, women seeking long term residential care, women who are sentenced by the courts, women on parole, women on probation.
Location: The Haven in Denver, Colorado
Women with substance abuse issues, women with co-occurring disorders, women seeking long term residential care, women who are sentenced by the courts, women on parole, women on probation, women who are pregnant or parenting.
Location: The Haven in Denver, Colorado
Young women coming out of juvenile hall, young women who are pregnant, young women with children.
Location: Center for Young Women’s Development in San Francisco, California
Women who are transitioning out of prison, women with children, women with substance abuse issues
Location: Lovelady Center in Birmingham , Alabama
Formerly incarcerated women, women with substance abuse issues, formerly incarcerated homeless women, women who have experienced domestic violence and are homeless as a result.
Location: Lovelady Center in Birmingham , Alabama
Women being released from prison, women with substance abuse issues, women in need of employment.
Location: New Beginnings Foundation Incorporated in Montgomery, Alabama
Women coming out of jail, drug court referral/ sentenced, women with substance abuse issues, women with children, women on probation.
Location: Crossroads Mission in Yuma, Arizona
Women with substance abuse issues, women who have gone through Crossroads Mission family shelter or the Crossroads Mission 120- day program. Participants cannot go directly from parole.
Location: Crossroads Mission in Yuma, Arizona
Women on parole, women referred/sentenced by the drug court, women on probation, women with substance abuse issues.
Location: Crossroads Mission in Yuma, Arizona
Women with substance abuse issues, women returning from prison or jail and women on parole.
Location: A New Way of Life in Los Angeles, California
Women with substance abuse issues, women with histories of domestic violence, women who have been clean for at least 6 months, women with children up to age 6, women who are pregnant at least 6 months, women who have been previously incarcerated in jail or prison, women who are homeless with some criminal justice involvement, women on parole, women on probation, women referred by Child Protective Services and women referred by the court.
Location: Northern California Service League in San Francisco , California
Young women coming out of juvenile hall, young women who are pregnant and young women with children.
Location: Center for Young Women’s Development in San Francisco, California
Incarcerated and previously incarcerated young women, low-income young women and young women seeking employment.
Location: Center for Young Women’s Development in San Francisco, California
Women who have been previously incarcerated in prison or jail, women with children, women with substance abuse issues.
Location: Free At Last in East Palo Alto, California
Women who have been previously incarcerated in prison or jail, women with children, women with substance abuse issues, self committing women, family referred, Child Protective Services (CPS) referred.
Location: Free At Last in East Palo Alto, California
Women who have been previously incarcerated; women with substance abuse issues; women with children.
Location: Free At Last in East Palo Alto, California
Women who are transitioning out of Free At Last’s residential treatment program, women on parole. All participants must have a job and/or be in school and must have completed a drug treatment program of some kind.
Location: Free At Last in East Palo Alto, California
Women who have been incarcerated in Santa Cruz County jail, women with substance abuse issues, women on parole, and women on probation.
Location: Gemma in Santa Cruz, California
Women with children, women who are pregnant, women who have been previously incarcerated in prison or jail, women on probation, women referred by Child Protective Services, women who are court mandated, women with substance abuse issues, women who have experienced major trauma.
Location: Marin Services for Women in Greenbrae, California
Women with children, women who are pregnant, women who have been previously incarcerated in prison and jail, women on probation, women referred by Child Protective Services, women who are court mandated, women with substance abuse issues, women who have experienced major trauma.
Location: Marin Services for Women in Larkspur, California
Women who have been previously incarcerated, women on parole, women with children, women referred by parole because they are homeless, women who are mandated to head to treatment immediately upon release, women with substance abuse issues.
Location: Providence Place in San Diego, California
Women who have been previously incarcerated in jail or prison, women who are pregnant or parenting.
Location: SHIELDS for Families in Compton, California
Women who have been formerly incarcerated, women with substance abuse issues, parolees, women with children, women seeking to reunify with their children.
Location: Haight Ashbury Free Clinics-Walden House in San Francisco, California
Women who have been previously incarcerated, women with substance abuse issues, women who are homeless post release, women with HIV/AIDS, women with disabilities (mental, physical, etc).
Location: The Empowerment Program in Denver , Colorado
Women who have been previously incarcerated, women with substance abuse issues, women who are homeless post release, women with HIV/AIDS, women with disabilities (mental, physical, etc).
Location: The Empowerment Program in Denver , Colorado
Women who have been previously incarcerated, women with substance abuse issues, women who are homeless post release, women with HIV/AIDS, women with disabilities (mental, physical, etc).
Location: The Empowerment Program in Denver , Colorado
Women who have been previously incarcerated, women with substance abuse issues, women who are homeless post release, women with HIV/AIDS, women with disabilities (mental, physical, etc).
Location: The Empowerment Program in Denver , Colorado
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.
Location: Women’s Resource Center in San Francisco, California
Women who have been previously incarcerated, women with substance abuse issues, women who are homeless post release, women with HIV/AIDS, women with disabilities (mental, physical, etc).
Location: The Empowerment Program in Denver , Colorado
Women who have been previously incarcerated, women with substance abuse issues, women who are homeless post release, women with HIV/AIDS, women with disabilities (mental, physical, etc).
Location: The Empowerment Program in Denver , Colorado
Women who have been previously incarcerated, women with substance abuse issues, women with children.
Location: The Rebecca Project in Washington, District of Columbia
Women who have been formerly incarcerated, women with substance abuse issues, women on probation.
Location: Hillsborough House of Hope in Tampa , Florida
Women with substance abuse issues, women with children, women who are mandated by the court, women on parole, women on probation.
Location: Mary Hall Freedom House (MHFH) in Atlanta, Georgia
Women who have been convicted of non-violent crimes and whose criminal behavior is related to their substance abuse.
Location: Milwaukee Women's Correctional Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Women who have been formerly incarcerated, women with substance abuse issues, women on work furlough, women under community custody, women on parole for a minimum of six months.
Incarcerated Mothers seeking to obtain legal and education services to strengthen their bond with their children.
Women with housing, foster care, substance abuse, and employment issues.
Location: True Light Ministry in Austin, Texas
Women who have been previously incarcerated in federal and state prison and are completing their sentence on work release, women with substance abuse issues, women with children.
Location: Theodora House in Indianapolis, Indiana
Women released prison from local jails seeking assistance with housing, clothing, computer skills, healing, life skills, and employment.
Location: Woman to Woman PRC in Wichita, Kansas
Women who are or have been involved in the criminal justice system or has had a drug/alcohol or substance abuse history.
Location: The Program - "It's About Change" in Steelton, Pennsylvania
Women seeking transitional housing, education, and support to people in recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol.
Location: Next Step Foundation in McKnees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Women who are at risk of losing custody of their children, as identified by the Administration for Children’s Services.
Location: Women’s Prison Association in Brooklyn, New York
The coalition is open to everyone and is committed to working for and with currently and formerly incarcerated women, regardless of race, ethnicity, faith, disability, gender identity, age, immigration status, or sexual orientation.
Women who are, have been or are at risk of being incarcerated.
Location: Step by Step in Rochester, New York
Women who are incarcerated in the Riverhead and East Meadow Correctional facilities, women who have been formerly incarcerated, women with children, women with substance abuse issues.
Location: Safe Harbor Mentoring Program in Copiague, New York
Women who have been formerly incarcerated, women referred to an alternative to incarceration, women with substance abuse issues, women on probation, women on parole.
Location: Project Greenhope: Services for Women in New York, New York
Women who have no history of criminal justice involvement, women with children, formerly incarcerated women with children
Location: Project Greenhope: Services for Women in New York, New York
Women who have been previously incarcerated, women on parole, women with substance abuse issues.
Location: Project Greenhope: Services for Women in New York, New York
Women who have been formerly incarcerated, women referred to an alternative to incarceration, women with substance abuse issues, women on probation, women on parole.
Location: Project Greenhope: Services for Women in New York, New York
Women with children that have been or currently are incarcerated, children with incarcerated parents.
Location: The Osborne Association in Brooklyn, New York
Legal help for pregnant and parenting women
Location: National Advocates for Pregnant Women in New York, New York
Women with a history of domestic violence who have a criminal case pending as a result of being a domestic violence survivor.
Location: Edward Gould Services for Children and Families in New York, New York
Women for East Harlem and Roosevelt Island, families in all 5 boroughs dealing with incarceration issues, women with children.
Location: Edward Gould Services for Children and Families in New York, New York
Women who open and willing to make a conscious effort to change; who are sentenced within 90 days of release or parole.
Location: Suffolk County Sherrif's Department in Boston, Massachusetts
Women returning home from incarceration, referred by an advocate or advocacy group.
Location: Marian House in Baltimore, Maryland
Women returning home from incarceration, referred by an advocate or advocacy group.
Location: Marian House in Baltimore, Maryland
Women released from prison searching for assistance with the following: direct services, advocacy, leadership development and public education.
Location: Power Inside in Baltimore, Maryland
Women released from prison searching for assistance with the following; direct services, advocacy, leadership development and public education.
Location: Power Inside in Baltimore, Maryland
Women with histories of substance abuse, domestic violence, and/or incarceration.
Location: Matrix Human Services in Detroit, Michigan
Women with histories of substance abuse, domestic violence, and/or incarceration.
Location: Matrix Human Services in Detroit, Michigan
Women with histories of substance abuse, domestic violence, and/or incarceration.
Location: Matrix Human Services in Detroit, Michigan
Women on supervised release, women with substance abuse issues, women with children.
Location: New Jersey Association on Correction in Paterson, New Jersey
Women who have been previously incarcerated and are on parole; women with substance abuse issues, women with mental health issues, women with HIV.
Location: New Jersey Association on Correction in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Women returning home from prison who are searching for employment, working to reunite with their children, and seeking substance abuse rehabilitation.
Location: Passage Home in Raleigh, North Carolina
Women on parole, women in the final stages of reentry, women no longer in need of intensive substance abuse treatment.
Location: Flame of Fire Ministries in Suisun, California
Women who are mothers and or grandmothers.
Location: Taycheedah Correctional Institution in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Women who are parents and or grandparents.
Location: Taycheedah Correctional Institution in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Women who are low security and have exhibited good behavior, have current contact with their child and a willing caregiver.
Location: Arkansas Hawkins Center for Women in Wrightsville, Arkansas
All women are eligible to participate, including mothers, grandmothers and women who have had issues with their parents growing up.
Location: Arkansas Hawkins Center for Women in Wrightsville, Arkansas
Women who are mothers and or grandmothers.
Location: Taycheedah Correctional Institution in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Women who are mothers and or grandmothers.
Location: Taycheedah Correctional Institution in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Women who are low security and have exhibited good behavior, have current contact with their child and a willing caregiver.
Location: McPherson Unit in Newport, Arkansas
All women are eligible to participate, including mothers, grandmothers and women who have had issues with their parents growing up.
Location: McPherson Unit in Newport, Arkansas
Incarcerated women that have release dates within ten years.
Location: Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Center in Union Grove, Wisconsin
Women who are pregnant, a parent or suffer from post-partum depression.
Location: The Birth Attendants in Olympia, Washington
Incarcerated mothers.
Location: Mission Creek Corrections in Belfair, Washington
Incarcerated women (voluntary).
Location: Offender Aid Restoration in Arlington, Virginia
Women who have been infraction free, women with no histories of violence toward children.
Location: Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Institution in Greenville, South Carolina
Women must have a non-violent offense and must meet the behavior contract.
Location: Decatur Correctional Center in Decatur, Illinois
Women who have children residing in the Cook County region are allowed to participate.
Location: Decatur Correctional Center in Decatur, Illinois
Pregnant women who will parole or be released within two years of acceptance in the program.
Location: Decatur Correctional Center in Decatur, Illinois
Women residing at Theodora House and one year post-discharge.
Location: Volunteers of America, Indiana in Indianapolis, Indiana
Women working to reunify with their children while building literacy skills.
Location: North Piedmont Correctional Center for Women in Lexington, North Carolina
Women who are pregnant while incarcerated; mothers and grandmothers in prison.
Location: Montana Women's Prison in Billings, Montana
Women approved by the department of corrections and family services to participate.
Location: Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, Oregon
Women in compliance with facility rules.
Location: Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, Oregon
Incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women.
Location: Our Place in Washington, District of Columbia
Women who have been court ordered or voluntarily committed to the program as part of their incarceration.
Location: Delores J. Baylor Women's Correctional Institution in New Castle, Delaware
Women with children.
Location: Gadsden Correctional Institution in Quincy, Florida
Women with substance abuse issues, women who have experienced trauma.
Location: Albion Correctional Facility in Albion, New York
Women with children.
Location: Albion Correctional Facility in Albion, New York
Women whose children have been removed from their custody.
Location: Hernando Correctional Institution in Brooksville, Florida
Women seeking to reunify with their children. Day visits and Overnight visits: Women must not have a crime against children or a violent offense and must have taken parenting classes, completed a contract signed by security, work supervisor and agency parenting coordinator, and have good institutional conduct.
Location: Nebraska Correctional Center for Women in York, Nebraska
Women mandated by courts to participate, women with children.
Location: Southern Correctional Institution in Troy, North Carolina
Women with children up to age 16 who maintain parental rights
Location: Southern Correctional Institution in Troy, North Carolina
Women who have children.
Location: Lowell Correctional Institution in Ocala, Florida
Women with children.
Location: Arrendale Transitional Center in Alto, Georgia
Women with children who have completed Pulaski’s Parenting Program
Location: Pulaski State Prison in Hawkinsville, Georgia
Women must have no discipline issues to participate.
Location: Minnesota Correctional Facility-Shakopee in Shakopee, Minnesota
Women who have a history of violent actions or have been victims of violence
Location: Pulaski State Prison in Hawkinsville, Georgia
Women with children ages 1-13.
Location: South Middlesex Correctional Center in Framingham, Massachusetts
Women within 6 months of their release date.
Location: Virginia Correctional Center for Women in Goochland, Virginia
Women looking to strengthen their bonds with their daughters age 7-17.
Location: South Middlesex Correctional Center in Framingham, Massachusetts
Women who have children
Location: Pulaski State Prison in Hawkinsville, Georgia
Women seeking information regarding child custody issues-i.e. court issues (juvenile probate), DCF issues, legal issues.
Location: South Middlesex Correctional Center in Framingham, Massachusetts
Pre-trial women, women preparing to return to the Maui community after incarceration, women who have been convicted of a felony, women serving at least six months in prison.
Location: Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. in Wailuku, Hawaii
Women with children, women with substance abuse issues.
Location: Correctional Institute for Women in St. Gabriel, Louisiana
Women who have children or grandchildren.
Location: Lincoln Correctional Center in Lincoln, Illinois
Women whose children are between the ages of 7 and 12 and are allowed to have contact with their children.
Location: Lincoln Correctional Center in Lincoln, Illinois
Women who have children and/or grandchildren.
Location: Lincoln Correctional Center in Lincoln, Illinois
Women with children
Location: Lincoln Correctional Center in Lincoln, Illinois
Any woman with an infant up to age 3.
Location: Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women in Pewee Valley, Kentucky
Women who have graduated from Parenting Class and have a child 13 years or younger. Restrictions: must be free of major write-ups for 30 days and have no restraining order against them from having contact with their children.
Location: Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women in Pewee Valley, Kentucky
Any woman who is either a parent, grandparent or step-parent; and whose child is 18 years or younger.
Location: Topeka's Women Correctional Facility in Topeka, Kansas
Incarcerated mothers seeking to obtain legal and education services to strengthen the bond with their children.
Open to entire population. Participants must complete a parenting class and remain conduct fee.
Location: Indiana Women's Prison in Indianapolis, Indiana
Incarcerated mothers seeking to obtain legal and education services to strengthen their bond with their children.
Any woman coming through ICIW can take the class.
Location: Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville, Iowa
Women who participate in substance abuse class and general population are able to participate.
Location: Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville, Iowa
Nursery Criteria: Mom must be scheduled for release within 18 months of delivery date, must have a non-violent crime and must not have a crime against the child, must have an 8th-grade reading level; baby and mom must be good health.
Location: Indiana Women's Prison in Indianapolis, Indiana
Women who have children up to the age of 15.
Location: Dwight Correctional Center in Dwight, Illinois
Non-violent women with substance abuse and mental health issues, under the jurisdiction of the Cook County Sheriff.
Pregnant and/or parenting women with non-violent convictions and substance abuse and mental health issues, under the jurisdiction of the Cook County Sheriff.
Women with substance abuse and mental health issues, under the jurisdiction of the Cook County Sheriff.
Women with a history of criminal justice involvement.
Location: Women’s Prison Association in Brooklyn, New York
The Parole Team serves currently incarcerated women at least two months out from their parole date needing reentry planning assistance and parole advocacy. Advocates also are available to answer any questions from friends and family members regarding the parole hearing.
Location: Alabama Women's Resource Network in Birmingham, Alabama
RS Eden provides services to women with children, homeless families, women leaving prison.
Location: RS Eden in Minneapolis , Minnesota
Mothers in the community and in prison.
Location: Children's Justice Alliance in Portland, Oregon
Single women, women with children, pregnant women seeking substance abuse treatment.
Location: North County Serenity House in Escondido, California
Women with co-occuring issues: domestic violence/sexual abuse/addiction.
Location: National Advocacy & Training Network in Phoenix, Arizona
Women who have approximately six months remaining in their sentence.
Location: Brunswick Women's Reception and Pre-Release Center in Lawrenceville, Virginia
NWPP provides direct services and referrals to women who are incarcerated or have been released.
Location: National Women's Prison Project Inc. in Baltimore, Maryland
Let's Start serves formerly incarcerated and/or drug addicted women.
Location: Let's Start in Saint Louis, Missouri
The MINT portion of the program is specifically for pregnant women and those who have just given birth.
Location: Community Solutions, Incorporated in Hartford, Connecticut
Women with substance abuse issues.
Location: Building Heroes Within, Inc in Omaha, Nebraska
Pregnant women can apply to live with their babies in the prison nursery program. Inmates must have a non-violent criminal history and sentence less than 30 months after the baby's birth.
Location: Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor, Washington
Women whose children have been removed from their custody
Location: A New Generation in Brooksville, Florida
SF County women sentenced to State prison; SF County women on state parole and SF County women on Post Release Community Supervision after having served a State Prison term.
Location: Haight Ashbury Free Clinics-Walden House in San Francisco,
Incarcerated women
Location: Correctional Institute for Women in St. Gabriel, Louisiana


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