Women’s Community Justice Association (WCJA) is proud to be a Justice Fund grant recipient from The New York Women’s Foundation to further foster our mission. The fund is the first of its kind in the country to engage in criminal justice reform through a lens of gender and racial equity.
WCJA board member and founder of Housing Plus, Rita Zimmer, said, “We are excited to have the opportunity to re-imagine and reinvent a transformed criminal justice system that compassionately and safely serves women; reinvesting in housing, enriched services, and support that women and their communities need to succeed.”
About The New York Women’s Foundation:
Since 1987, The New York Women’s Foundation has advanced a dynamic philanthropic strategy based on the fundamental reality that, when women thrive, their families and communities also thrive. The Foundation’s grantmaking places it at the top of public women’s foundations in the United States, and in the top two in the world. We invest in women-led, community-based solutions that promote the economic security, safety, and health of the most vulnerable women in New York City. We foster women’s leadership, create partnerships that spark catalytic change, exchange insights with experts across sectors, and empower women by training them in activism and philanthropy to accelerate and sustain forward progress. Visit http://www.nywf.org to learn more about our work to transform lives, families, and communities – and create a better New York City for all.