Why We Do What We Do
Hundreds of women offenders are released from prisons and jails each year in the Triangle. Most lack the necessary resources to successfully return to the community and are often denied job opportunities due to their criminal record. Faced with the social stigma that having a criminal past brings, many female ex-offenders are forced into returning to former lifestyles including unhealthy personal relationships. These relationships often lead to dangerous and risky behavior in order to support themselves and children.
Reentry Center for Women provides advocacy and support to this at-risk population of women who find the transition from incarceration to society challenging and full of obstacles. We provide a positive, supportive, and non-judgemental environment to empower our clients to achieve realistic goals. Our employment, counseling, educational, recidivism reduction, human trafficking elimination, and gang violence prevention programs are designed to encourage female ex-offenders to function as productive members of society through a variety of community collaborative efforts. Our process is highly effective because we partner with local businesses and human service agencies who demonstrate their commitment to providing second chances to our clients while making a difference within the communities that they serve.
We bring together our stakeholders to evaluate current practices and develop new strategies for responding to the growing population of female ex-offenders in our community. Removing the barriers to women's re-entry is the first step to establishing the necessary masterplan for criminal justice reform and also provides a broader understanding of our strong social mission.
We are strategically located to serve the entire Triangle area, including surrounding counties.