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#WhatAboutHer Women at Rikers Photos #WhatAbouHer Women at Rikers Rally – April 26th, 2021 In front of the New York Stock Exchange and on Zoom (Access code S3*tz2Ez)

Queens Daily Eagle Article

Read an Op-Ed in the Queens Daily Eagle by Kandra Clark about a proposed network of borough-based jails.

NY Daily News Article

You can read a new article about Rikers Island on the Opinions Page in the April 22, 2019 issue of the New York Daily News. 

Inside Philanthropy

“Leaving Rikers: What a Foundation is Doing for Women in New York City’s Worst Jail” Read an April 2019 article in Inside Philanthropy which talks about WCJA and the effects of mass incarceration on women, girls and transgender… Read More

Herstories Video Premieres

Herstories is an initiative by HousingPlus and WCJA to support efforts to close the Rose M. Singer Center at Rikers Island. Herstories is an opportunity for women who have been detained at Rosie’s to tell their stories. For… Read More


The Beyond Rosies Campaign is a project of the Women’s Community Justice Association (WCJA). Rosie relates to Rose M. Singer facility on Rikers Island and the Beyond Rosie’s Campaign is WCJA’s effort to offer a gender-based, service-enriched response… Read More

The Challenges at Rosie’s

“From Hardship To Healing: The Complicated Journey of Women Incarcerated At Rikers Island” was an article on HuffPost that explored the devastating environment inside of Rosie’s, one of the country’s worst jails, where 93% of the women behind… Read More

WCJA Receives Grant

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… Read More