Mother’s Day 2021

By: Bonnie Amos


All mothers, regardless of incarceration status, deserve an opportunity to bond with their children. Many of the residents at A New Way of Life are mothers with a […]

Voter Guide: Prop 17 and Prop 25

By: Danny Deza


In California, many of us this week have received our ballots in the mail, all but ready to be marked with the voice of change. On this year’s […]

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

By: Christin


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]

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