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Core Programs

Job Readiness Program

A  limitless system to assist with all facets of the job search as well as connects justice-involved women with employers


Education Program

Allows justice-involved women the opportunity to complete a variety of educational courses and degree programs

Online Learning

Human Trafficking Elimination Program

Addresses and aims to eradicate a growing problem for at-risk women, their families and law enforcement

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Counseling Program

A very intensive program administered by licensed and highly trained clinical professionals

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Recidivism Reduction Program

Encompasses a wide array of cognitive and behavioral strategies to help justice-involved women stay the course

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Gang Violence Prevention Program

A comprehensively designed model to steer young women and teen girls away from gang activity

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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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