Center for Women in Transition - Mary's Pence

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Center for Women in Transition

Photograph of three women, the one in the middle is dressed in a prison uniform and holding up a diploma.

Little Rock, Arkansas

CWIT prevents recidivism by helping formerly incarcerated women transition back into society. Founded by a Catholic sister, CWIT staff mentors the women personally, teaches life skills classes prior to release, and supports them in completing education and finding steady employment once they re-enter society. The program empowers women and girls to advocate for themselves. In February 2016, CWIT expanded its life skills education program to include over 100 incarcerated teen girls. Since 2005, CWIT has helped over 2,000 women through its collaboration with community organizations and the judicial system, which often releases women to CWIT for probation in lieu of prison.

Website: Center for Women in Transition

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