U.S. Department of Justice

National Directory of Programs for Women with Criminal Justice Involvement

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Women with children; women with substance abuse issues; women who have been previously incarcerated.
Location: Akeela Inc. in Anchorage, Alaska
Pregnant women with substance abuse issues, women with HIV, women with co-occurring disorders, women with criminal justice involvement.
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 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 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 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 who are post partum, and pregnant women, women seeking to reunify with their children.
Location: Haight Ashbury Free Clinics-Walden House in El Monte, 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 being released from prison.
Location: Prison Outreach Ministry 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
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 to gain education and vocational skills.
Location: St. Leonard's Ministries in Chicago, Illinois
Women seeking services to assist in the reentry back into their communities.
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 with criminal justice involvement.
Location: OpenDoors in Providence, Rhode Island
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 who has a drug/alcohol or substance abuse history.
Location: The Program - "It's About Change" in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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 basic necessities once released from prison.
Location: The Pennsylvania Prison Society in Philadelphia, 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
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, 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 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
General Public
Location: National Advocates for Pregnant Women in New York, New York
Women who have been formerly incarcerated, women who are on parole, women on probation, women who are participating in an alternative to incarceration program, women with limited criminal justice involvement.
Location: College Initiative in Long Island City, 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
Assisting formerly incarcerated women returning home from jail and or prison.
Location: Exodus Transitional Community in New York, New York
Women with criminal justice involvement.
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 released from incarceration within the past year.
Location: The Work Place 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 seeking housing assistance in addition to direct services through case management.
Location: Prisoner's Aid Association 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 seeking aid with reentry back to their communities.
Location: New Creations Community in Detroit, Michigan
Women with violent offender criminal history.
Location: Wings of Faith 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
Women of child-bearing age who are low-income, have a low education level, and women of color.
Location: Arizona State Prison Complex-Perryville in Goodyear, Arizona
Incarcerated women that have release dates within ten years.
Location: Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Center in Union Grove, Wisconsin
No specific criteria to participate.
Location: California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP) in San Francisco, California
Incarcerated women (voluntary).
Location: Offender Aid Restoration in Arlington, Virginia
Women who have been arrested and are either awaiting a court date, serving a relatively short jail sentence or awaiting transport to community corrections or prison.
Location: Marion County Jail in Indianapolis, Indiana
Women residing at Theodora House and one year post-discharge.
Location: Volunteers of America, Indiana in Indianapolis, Indiana
Women who are pregnant while incarcerated; mothers and grandmothers in prison.
Location: Montana Women's Prison in Billings, Montana
Women with substance abuse histories.
Location: Mabel Basset Correctional Facility in McLoud, Oklahoma
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
Women who volunteer to participate.
Location: Muncy Correctional Facility in Muncy, Pennsylvania
Women are typically referred to this program in order to qualify to be released on parole; others volunteer for the class.
Location: Muncy Correctional Facility in Muncy, Pennsylvania
Women who identify gambling as an issue or concern.
Location: Wheeler Clinic in Niantic, Connecticut
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 a history of violence and abuse, as both victims and perpetrators.
Location: Gadsden Correctional Institution in Quincy, Florida
Women whose children have been removed from their custody.
Location: Hernando Correctional Institution in Brooksville, Florida
Women referred by on-site addiction treatment counselors.
Location: Dakota Women’s Correctional Rehabilitation Center in New England, North Dakota
The program is available to all women in the facility.
Location: Dakota Women’s Correctional Rehabilitation Center in New England, North Dakota
Women can participate on a voluntary basis.
Location: Hernando Correctional Institution in Brooksville, Florida
Women with children up to age 16 who maintain parental rights
Location: Southern Correctional Institution in Troy, North Carolina
Women with sexual abuse histories, though not necessary.
Location: Hillsborough Correctional Institution in Riverview, Florida
Women with children.
Location: Arrendale Transitional Center in Alto, Georgia
Women and their families seeking to strengthen their relationships.
Location: University of Missouri Extension in Columbia, Missouri
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 recommended by the judge, parole commission or case management.
Women who have experienced domestic violence.
Women with histories of substance abuse.
Incarcerated mothers seeking to obtain legal and education services to strengthen the 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
CCF serves formerly incarcerated women from the NYC area, especially lower income minority women who are under-represented in higher education. The population served by CCF is approximately 65% African American, 25% Hispanic, and 10% Caucasian. Almost all of the Fellows have come from low-income neighborhoods. CCF's work aims to help these individuals succeed academically so they can become role models in the communities to which they return after prison.
Location: College and Community Fellowship in New York, 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
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
Single women, women with children, pregnant women seeking substance abuse treatment.
Location: North County Serenity House in Escondido, California
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
Men and women returning to the community from jail or prison or from a residential substance abuse program
Location: Offender Aid Restoration in Arlington, Virginia


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