March 24, 2020

We are being asked to stay at home, but not every home is safe.

It’s important to know you can still obtain emergency Protection from Abuse Orders in Philadelphia even though local courts are closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

WLP attorneys, along with our p...

March 23, 2020

Sisters Achieving Transformation Through Mentorship



Our mission is to help formerly incarcerated women break the cycle of recidivism by offering resources, healing, self-love and transformation through mentorship and advocacy.

March 10, 2020

Please join us for a conversation about the rising number, and unique challenges, of incarcerated women*.

Speaker: Tonie Willis, Director of Ardella’s House, an advocacy organization of Philadelphia, PA, dedicated to helping women with criminal justice histories.

Date an...

February 27, 2020

Samantha Melamed - February 26, 2020

When Naomi Blount was sentenced to the State Correctional Institution Muncy in 1982, there were maybe 300 or 400 women there, and she had a cell to herself.

“Then as the years passed by and the population stated growing, that’s when t...

February 10, 2020

Layla A. Jones - February 9, 2020

Danielle Outlaw will make history Monday when she’s sworn in as the first ever Black woman police chief in Philadelphia. Her appointment adds to a growing cohort of African American woman leading criminal justice-related agencies in the...

January 29, 2020

The Giving Circle of the Philadelphia Chapter of The Transition Network is committed to improving the community through collective philanthropy, and to promoting projects that make it possible for women and or children/youth to have the resources, support, and opportun...

December 20, 2019

Doulas at the County Jail

Women in jail typically have limited prenatal support and return to custody soon after giving birth. One Chicago program is testing a different approach.

Sarah Conway - 12/20/19

Inside a tier reserved for pregnant women in Chicago’s Cook County J...

December 5, 2019

Prisons Neglect Pregnant Women In Their Healthcare Policies

This past August, released surveillance footage showed 26-year-old Diana Sanchez alerting Denver County Jail deputies and medical staff that she was in labor just hours before she gave birth to her son, alone i...

November 26, 2019

The CJI FreeHer Fund is requesting proposals from eligible grassroots organizations led by women and girls working to end mass criminalization and incarceration of women and girls. CJI’s FreeHer Funding Circle is a partnership with The National Council of Currently and...

August 19, 2019

[Apply Now] Re-Employment Support and Training for the Opioid Related Epidemic Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau is seeking applications for the Re-Employment Support and Training for the Opioid Related Epidemic (RESTORE) Grant Program, wh...

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