The Mission: The Center assists women in the criminal justice system in making a successful transition to their families and communities through practicing and promoting restorative justice.
History: The Center for Women in Transition was founded in November 1997 when a group of women volunteering in a local jail began to notice that the same women were repeatedly coming back to jail. These women sat down together with women in jail and talked about what was causing this revolving door. Together, the group determined that lack of safe housing, transportation and positive support were leading to recidivism. Thus, Center for Women in Transition was born – an attempt to interrupt this cycle by providing access to basic needs and community support.
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