Increase and enhance opportunities with and for formerly incarcerated women and girls.
Returning home from a period of confinement is a daunting experience filled with uncertainty, instability, and a sense of powerlessness. It is imperative that we increase access to services and strengthen and amplify community-led solutions—and we must do so in partnership with women and girls who have been incarcerated, as well as the organizations that support them.
We're conducting a qualitative research study to understand the health needs of formerly incarcerated Black women who have or are transitioning home to their communities from confinement.
Women’s Initiatives Evaluation
We're evaluating the impact of the California Wellness Foundation’s Women’s Initiatives, which aim to expand access to services in the community for formerly incarcerated women of color and women of color at risk for HIV and STIs.
Currently and formerly incarcerated women and girls are developing a training program to support and educate victim services providers to more effectively address the needs of women and girls who have been impacted by the criminal legal system.