U.S. Department of Justice

National Directory of Programs for Women with Criminal Justice Involvement

Legal Assistance

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
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 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 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; 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 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 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 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
Incarcerated Mothers seeking to obtain legal and education services to strengthen their bond with their children.
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 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 recently returning home from prison, jail, or an alternative to incarceration program.
Legal help for pregnant and parenting women
Location: National Advocates for Pregnant Women in New York, 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 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 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 seeking housing assistance in addition to direct services through case management.
Location: Prisoner's Aid Association in Baltimore, Maryland
Women on supervised release, women with substance abuse issues, women with children.
Location: New Jersey Association on Correction in Paterson, New Jersey
Women in the criminal justice system.
Location: Center for Women in Transition in St. Louis, Missouri
Women and transgender domestic violence survivors incarcerated in California state prisons.
Location: Free Battered Women in San Francisco, California
For women who self identify as battered women.
Location: SisterCare in Columbia, South Carolina
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.
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
RS Eden provides services to women with children, homeless families, women leaving prison.
Location: RS Eden in Minneapolis , Minnesota
Single women, women with children, pregnant women seeking substance abuse treatment.
Location: North County Serenity House in Escondido, California
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
Women with substance abuse issues.
Location: Building Heroes Within, Inc in Omaha, Nebraska


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