Advancing the leadership and power of women who are currently & formerly incarcerated to transform the criminal legal system

Advance Leadership & Build Power

We organize to advance the leadership and build the power of cis and trans women who are currently & formerly incarcerated

Strategic Consulting &
Transformative Support

We provide strategic consulting and transformative support for our partners who are leading efforts to transform the criminal legal system

Advocacy & Public Education

We engage in advocacy and public education to support concrete criminal legal reforms that are in service of larger transformation

Educational Materials

We develop educational materials that expose the devastating impact of mass incarceration on cis and trans women

WJP’s guiding principle is that women who are currently & formerly incarcerated have the right to be and should be leaders in transforming the criminal legal system and the conditions that drive that system.

In Solidarity With Black Lives Matter & Say Her Name

WJP stands with all who are rising up in defense of Black lives and against the violence, death, racism, gender oppression, and economic injustice that white supremacy has inflicted in this country for centuries. We recognize that this same racism and violence drives our dehumanizing system of mass incarceration and the rampant abuse experienced by people behind the walls.

We mourn and honor the Black women, men and gender expansive people who have been killed by state-sanctioned violence.  Take Action.

“We know that there is implicit bias in the criminal legal system, and we know that women of color, particularly Black women, are disproportionately incarcerated. At every turn of the system, there is racism and sexism.”

Sharon White-Harrigan

Executive Director, Women's Community Justice Association

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Belly of the Beast

WJP is excited to help spread the word about Belly of the Beast, a documentary by Erika Cohn which exposes unconscionable reproductive injustices in California’s

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