Vision

A community that supports, respects, and empowers all women and girls.


Mission Statement

We advance the dignity and worth of all women and girls who are or may be at risk of becoming criminalized.

 

 Objectives

  • To Provide a supportive environment for individuals, particularly women in contact with the legal system.
  • To work in conjunction with other agencies to provide programs and services to women in contact with the legal system.
  • To advocate improvements in the criminal legal system.
  • To assist with the reintegration into the community of the female offenders.
  • To provide education directed toward the reduction of crime to institutional professionals, support groups and the community.
  • To increase public awareness of:
    • Issues facing women in contact with the legal system.
    • The need for programs for female offenders.
    • The need for changes in the criminal legal system.

Our Values and Beliefs

 

We value...

  • Diversity.
  • The wisdom that all cultures bring.
  • The whole person.

 

We believe...

 

  • Knowledge empowers.
  • In respect for all.
  • That every person deserves the right to be treated in a non-judgemental way.
  • A safe environment is necessary for healing and growth.
  • People are resilient.

 

  • There are many paths in life's journey.
  • Every day is a new beginning.
  • Hope is essential.
  • There are systematic injustices that contribute to the criminalization of women.
  • Every person has the ability to change and grow.

Goals

 

Internal

  • Stability: ensure the organization has a strong infrastructure.
 

External

  • Integration: reduce barriers and improve community integration for women and girls who are or are at risk of becoming criminalized.
  • Human Rights: protect the human rights of women and girls who are or are at risk of becoming criminalized.
  • Prevention: reduce criminalization of women and girls.