Quick Facts

Each year, WPA provides services to over 1,500 women and 500 children in New York, helping women reunite with their children, secure permanent housing, find employment and build stable and independent lives.  

Quick facts on women and the criminal justice system.

Quick facts on incarcerated mothers.

For more information about women and criminal justice, please see WPA's publications or browse the extensive online library at the National Institute of Corrections or visit the National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women.

Read WPA's 2015 statement on previous research about the effect of parental incarceration on children.

"WPA envisions a community where our reliance on incarceration as a default response to harm has been replaced by constructive, community-driven, and community-enhancing responses."
- Georgia Lerner, WPA's Executive Director
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