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“Having accountability and support is what’s helping me stay on track”

By: Christin

19-Aug-2020

When it comes to reentry, people like to talk about giving formerly incarcerated folks “a second chance.” But one thing we understand at A New Way of Life is that many women have never even had a first chance. Cristina Nevares is one ANWOL resident who is making the most of her first chance and is thriving now that she’s overcome adversities including addiction and homelessness.

Getting Back on Track: The Viability of Online Learning for Formerly Incarcerated People

By: Allie Cooper

24-Feb-2020

Compelling evidence suggests that eLearning may be a more effective way to reach the prison population and reduce recidivism.

“Even if it means fighting for the next 15 years, I’m going to fight.”

By: Christin

12-Feb-2020

A New Way of Life’s 2020 policy fellow Stephanie Jeffcoat knows firsthand the cruelty of the foster care system, but she’s learning how to fight back, with the help of several ANWOL programs.

“When I paint, that’s my escape. It takes me to a whole other realm.”

By: Christin

19-Jun-2019

Rikki Soria’s journey took her through some dark places before she was able to find light through her art.

Survivors Speak: turning pain into power

By: Christin

25-Apr-2019

Each year, crime and trauma survivors gather at Survivors Speak, a two-day event sponsored by Alliance for Safety and Justice, to find healing together. More than 700 people […]

“I know my potential to create change.”

By: Christin

07-Mar-2019

A New Way of Life is full of women with redemption stories. Women whose past traumas and their past crimes no longer define them. Former resident Angelique Evans […]

A chance at life for Uganda’s formerly incarcerated women

By: Christin

10-Jan-2019

Susan is in Uganda this week helping NGO Wells of Hope set up safe housing for women leaving prison. She wrote this blog entry after visiting a women’s […]

ANWOL heads to Uganda

By: Christin

07-Jan-2019

ANWOL is taking its model abroad! Just weeks after leading SAFE Housing Network‘s first replication training in December, our founder, Susan Burton, traveled to Kampala at the beginning of […]

Susan Burton’s Prison Book Tour: Federal Correctional Institution, Aliceville, AL

By: Susan

12-Nov-2018

I visited the Federal Correctional Institution in Aliceville, Alabama in July. Miss Alice Johnson had recently been released from there after Donald Trump commuted her sentence, and the […]

Finding Hope in Earth and Sun

By: Christin

09-Oct-2018

On Sequarier McCoy’s vision board, where she pins her dreams as well as visual depictions of who she is and wants to become, there’s a picture of open […]

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