ABUSE OF POWER | DIANE WETENDORF INC.

National clearinghouse for officer-involved domestic violence.


 

BATTERED WOMENS JUSTICE PROJECT

1801 Nicollet Ave South, Suite 102, Minneapolis, MN 55403

The Battered Women’s Justice Project promotes systemic change within community organizations and governmental agencies engaged in the civil and criminal justice response to domestic violence in order to hold these institutions accountable for the goals of safety and security for battered women and their children.

BWJP and its project partner, Praxis International, are expanding recent multidisciplinary efforts to more effectively protect the safety and wellbeing of children and their parents in the family court system by crafting a more practical framework for identifying, understanding and accounting for the contexts and implications of domestic violence in custody arrangements and parenting plans.


 

BREAKING FREE

P.O. Box 4366, St. Paul, MN 55104
To educate and provide services to women and girls who have been victims of commercial sexual exploitation (prostitution/sex-trafficking) and need assistance escaping the violence in their lives.


 

FEMINIST MAJORITY FOUNDATION | 911 FOR WOMEN

Resources for domestic violence and sexual assault.


 

FREE BATTEREDWOMEN

1540 Market Street Suite 490, San Francisco, CA 94102
“In California, the majority of women prisoners are survivors of domestic violence; some are doing time for defending themselves and their children, or were forced to confess to crimes. Join the movement to free battered women from prison.”


 

JUSTICE NOW

1322 Webster Street, Suite 210, Oakland CA 94612
Justice Now is the first teaching law clinic in the country solely focused on the needs of women prisoners. Interns and staff provide legal services in areas of need identified by women prisoners, including:”
•  compassionate release
•   healthcare access
•  defense of parental rights
•  sentencing mitigation
•  placement in community-based programs


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At any given time, between 6 and 10 percent of the approximate 113,000 women serving time in the United States are pregnant. Between 1977 and 2007, the number of women behind bars increased by 832%.

THE PRISON BIRTH PROJECT


The Prison Birth Project (PBP) is a reproductive justice organization providing support, education, advocacy, and activism training to women at the intersection of the criminal justice system and motherhood. In prison, 4-7% of women are pregnant, the same percentage as in the wider population; 85% are mothers, and 25% were pregnant upon arrest or gave birth in the previous year.


 

 

4001 N. Ravenswood Ave. Suite 204-B Beyondmedia Education, Chicago, IL 60613
Forum for public discourse about the ways that incarceration affects women’s lives and the work that people are doing to dismantle systems of violence and oppression. Accepts submissions of articles, visual work, personal narratives, etc. Write for guidelines.


WOMEN IN PROGRESS, INC.

Tanya DePeiza
342 East 107th St, Ste. #1E, Chicago, IL 60628
A resource and support network for formerly incarcerated women.


 

WOMEN’S PRISON ASSOCIATION

110 Second Avenue, New York, NY 100
WPA is the nation’s oldest service and advocacy organization committed to helping women with criminal justice histories. Through our program services, we serve 2,500 clients, and their families, a year.We are a New York State-incorporated nonprofit agency funded by both public and private sources.


 

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