Reentry Center for Women is operating on a regular schedule. All visitors to our office must wear a mask and appointments are scheduled for vaccinated individuals only. Our monthly seminars, events, and meetings will resume in June as per social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines. If you have questions or concerns about our Covid-19 protocols, please contact us.
When it comes to mass incarceration, men get most of the attention - and for obvious reasons. Men commit roughly 80 percent of violent crimes, and they make up over 90 percent of prisoners. However, by industrialized country standards, America's imprisonment of women is arguably even worse than it is for men - and as a new analysis from Aleks Kajstura at the Prison Policy Initiative shows, a great many of those women do not need to be behind bars. Kajstura did a lot of painst
Domestic violence is best understood as a pattern of abusive behaviors–including physical, sexual, and psychological attacks as well as economic coercion–used by one intimate partner against another (adult or adolescent) to gain, maintain, or regain power and control in the relationship. Batterers use of a range of tactics to frighten, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, often injure, and sometimes kill a current or former intimate partner. http://www.nrcdv.org/dva
Thanks to earlier detection –through screening and increased awareness— and better treatments, a woman's risk of dying of breast dropped 38 percent between the late 1980s and 2014, translating into 297,300 fewer breast cancer deaths during that time. However, there's much more to be done. Breast cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Only lung cancer kills more women each year. And there remains a large racial gap in mortality, with African-America