U.S. Department of Justice

National Directory of Programs for Women with Criminal Justice Involvement

Advocacy/ Empowerment/ Civic Engagement

Programs
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
Young women being released from detention.
Location: Center for Young Women’s Development in San Francisco, California
Women in jail, women who have been formerly incarcerated, women with substance abuse issues, women who have suffered physical and sexual abuse.
Location: Center for Women in Transition in Little Rock, Arkansas
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 jail or prison, women who are pregnant or parenting.
Location: SHIELDS for Families in Compton, 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 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.
Formerly incarcerated women seeking to obtain employment, life skills, vocational training and mentoring services.
Location: Safer Foundation in Chicago, Illinois
Women searching for suitable employment and housing who are exiting the criminal justice system.
Location: St. Leonard's Ministries in Chicago, Illinois
Women seeking services to assist in the reentry back into their communities.
Women with criminal justice involvement.
Location: OpenDoors in Providence, Rhode Island
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 referrals for housing, counseling, substance abuse, and employment services.
Location: New Vision Organization Inc. in Brockton, Massachusetts
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 with criminal justice involvement who are interested in gaining advocacy and leadership development skills.
Location: Women’s Prison Association in New York, New York
Women recently returning home from prison, jail, or an alternative to incarceration program.
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 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 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
Pregnant women with substance abuse issues.
Location: National Advocates for Pregnant Women in New York, New York
General Public
Location: National Advocates for Pregnant Women in New York, New York
Women with criminal justice involvement.
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 seeking housing assistance in addition to direct services through case management.
Location: Prisoner's Aid Association in Baltimore, Maryland
Women seeking aid with reentry back to their communities.
Location: New Creations Community in Detroit, Michigan
Women involved in systems of prostitution/sex trafficking and other battered women who have been involved in the criminal justice system.
Location: Breaking Free in St. Paul, Minnesota
Women with pending criminal charges related to drugs, motor vehicle offenses, assault, fraud, forgery, probation violation, or larceny. Women re-entering their communities, including those on probation and parole, with substance abuse issues.
Location: Western Carolinians for Criminal Justice in Asheville, North Carolina
Women in the criminal justice system.
Location: Center for Women in Transition in St. Louis, Missouri
Women in the criminal justice system.
Location: Center for Women in Transition in St. Louis, Missouri
Women in the criminal justice system.
Location: Center for Women in Transition in St. Louis, Missouri
No specific criteria to participate.
Location: California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP) in San Francisco, California
Women who are pregnant, a parent or suffer from post-partum depression.
Location: The Birth Attendants in Olympia, Washington
Women with children.
Location: Gadsden Correctional Institution in Quincy, Florida
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 seeking information regarding child custody issues-i.e. court issues (juvenile probate), DCF issues, legal issues.
Location: South Middlesex Correctional Center in Framingham, Massachusetts
Incarcerated mothers seeking to obtain legal and education services to strengthen the bond with their children.
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
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.
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
FORGE primarily serves women returning from prison/jail facilities to the Mercer County area. They also are open to referrals from nearby counties.
Location: Ujima Urban Women's Center in Ewing Township, New Jersey
RS Eden provides services to women with children, homeless families, women leaving prison.
Location: RS Eden in Minneapolis , Minnesota
At risk and high risk girls between ages 9-17.
Location: 180 Degrees, Inc. in St. Paul, Minnesota
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
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


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