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.
Compelling evidence suggests that eLearning may be a more effective way to reach the prison population and reduce recidivism.
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.
Rikki Soria’s journey took her through some dark places before she was able to find light through her art.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]