After Incarceration: A Guide to Helping Women Reenter the Community

After Incarceration: A Guide to Helping Women

Reenter the Community

After Incarceration A Guide to Helping WomenThe Issue – As of 2016, over 1.2 million women in the United States were incarcerated in prison or jail, on probation, or on parole. Since 2000, the rate of women’s incarceration in jails rose over 26 percent, whereas the jail incarceration rate for men decreased by 5 percent.

When women are released from jail or prison, they are often ill-prepared to reencounter and address the serious problems they faced prior to incarceration, such as victimization, an unstable family life, difficulties in school, limited work experience, financial issues, poverty, substance use disorders…

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