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Our Community Partners

Reentry Center for Women has a deep appreciation for each and every one of our community partners, who are crucial to the success of our mission.

  • Wake Local Reentry Council

  • North Carolina Department of Adult Correction - Anson Correctional Institute

  • Wake County Office of the District Attorney 

  • Oxford Houses

  • Safe Space, Inc.

  • InterAct of Wake County

  • Women's Health Awareness Community Engagement Program

  • The Woman's Club of Raleigh

  • UNC Horizons Program

  • Dress for Success

  • Healing Transitions Women's Campus

  • Salvation Army Shelter for Women & Children

  • Raleigh Rescue Mission

Restoring Hope To Justice-Involved Women

Women offenders have special needs that often are not addressed during incarceration. As a result, transitioning from incarceration can be challenging and even impossible for many.

 

In 2021, there were roughly 228 women who returned to the Triangle area from state prison and in 2022, that number increased slightly to 232 (NC DPS - Office of Research & Planning, 2023). Also in 2022, there were more than 800 women serving their sentences on community probation throughout the Triangle area. Of both parolees and probationers, more than 80% were mothers of minor children and had the primary responsibility for their care prior to and following incarceration. Ex-incarcerated women are more likely than their male peers to experience higher levels of poverty, homelessness and abuse following a jail or prison term--making the post-prison transition much more difficult.

Research suggests that focusing on the differences between female and male conduits to criminality as well as applying gender-specific interventions, results in more positive outcomes. In the end, the application of specialized practices in criminal justice reform equals greater success for women ex-offenders when attempting to re-establish new pathways to society. It is also proven that the implementation of community-based, gender-responsive practices contributes to lower rates of female recidivism which in turn benefits justice-involved women, their families, the community and society as a whole.

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