Los Angeles, CA
December 6, 2021

A New Way of Life: Multiple Positions

A New Way of Life Reentry Project (ANWOL) advances multi-dimensional solutions to the effects of incarceration:

• We provide housing and support to formerly incarcerated women for successful community reentry, family reunification and individual healing.
• We work to restore the civil rights of formerly incarcerated people.
• We empower, organize, and mobilize formerly incarcerated people as advocates for social change and personal transformation.

Since our founding in 1998, over 1,200 women and children have found safety and support in our safe homes. Over 400 women have been reunited with their children. Since its inception in 2007, our legal department has trained more than 400 volunteers, helped over 3,400 individuals, filed more than 10,800 post-conviction relief petitions, and won successful outcomes in 85 percent of those cases. Those services have helped enhance job opportunities by expunging criminal records and offering access to occupational licenses. As a result of our leadership-building activities, over 200 women have received training through our Women Organizing for Justice and Opportunity (WOJO) Leadership Lab. Hundreds more have been educated and empowered to speak in advocacy around issues that directly affect their lives.

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