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Upcoming Seminars

  • Jun 12, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    This free online recurring seminar provides women the information and resources needed to shield themselves and children from domestic and intimate partner violence.
  • May 29, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Join us for a helpful discussion on effective interviewing techniques for justice-involved women.
  • May 15, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Join us and learn how formerly incarcerated and justice-involved women can recognize and avoid the triggers that can cause them to recidivate.
  • Apr 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    In celebration of Second Chance Month, join us as we discuss the three biggest challenges that formerly incarcerated women face while reintegrating into society.
  • Apr 10, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    In celebration of Second Chance Month, find out how to maintain employment while justice-involved. Join us live to find out what formerly incarcerated women can do to avoid problems on the job, and stay employed.
  • Mar 27, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Welcome to Effective Parenting: Social Media & Teen Girls seminar! Join us online to learn valuable tips and strategies on navigating the world of social media with your teenage daughters. Our guest speaker and co-host is Raleigh-based Kizzy Muse, MSW, LCSW-A.
  • Mar 20, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Google Meet
    Join us for an interactive session where our guest speaker Colleen Coombs, LCSW, will discuss the importance of boundaries in various aspects of life. Learn how to communicate your needs effectively and establish boundaries that promote self-care and well-being.
  • Mar 06, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Google Meet
    You've heard it said before, "negativity breeds negativity". A positive force in our lives can help change our thoughts, feelings, and overall mindset.

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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