Services

California

Center for Young Women’s Development
Peer-led employment, leadership and advocacy program for young low income women in San Francisco.
Justice Now
Law clinic focused on the needs of women prisoners in the areas of compassionate release, healthcare access, defense of parental rights, sentencing mitigation and placement in community programs.
A New Way of Life Reentry Project
Provides housing and support services to formerly incarcerated women in South Central Los Angeles, facilitating a successful transition back to community life.
Prison Activist Resource Center
A volunteer prison abolitionist group that exposes prison conditions and the role prisons play.  Publishes a resource guide.
Prison Law Office
Nonprofit public interest law firm providing free legal services to California state prisoners.  Publishes a legal manual “The California State Prisoners Manual” and online legal materials for prisoners and parolees.
Project WHAT! (“We’re Here And Talking”)
A training program staffed by youth that raises awareness about the effects of parental incarceration on children, with the long-term goal of improving services and policies that affect these children.
San Francisco Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (SFCIPP)
A coalition of service providers, government agencies, advocates and others who work with or are concerned about children of incarcerated parents and their families.

Other Regions

Aid to Inmate Mothers (AIM)
Social and transitional services for incarcerated women in Alabama’s Julia Tutwiler prison.
Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers
Legal services and education programs in Illinois to help the families of women prisoners remain intact.

National

ACLU Prisoner Rights Project
National branch of the ACLU involved in impact litigation regarding conditions of confinement.
Just Detention International
A small national organization dedicated to combating the rape of prisoners; also provides limited assistance to survivors of jailhouse rape.
Transgender, Gender Variant and Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP)
An organization whose mission is to challenge and end the human rights abuses committed against transgender, gender variant/genderqueer, and intersex people in California prisons and beyond.
Women’s Prison Association
The nation’s largest service and advocacy organization working directly with criminal justice-involved women.