Read an Op-Ed in the Queens Daily Eagle by Kandra Clark about a proposed network of borough-based jails.
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.
"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 and gender nonconforming communities in New York City.
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 too long, women at Rikers have been overlooked. Now is the time to make sure women’s voices … Continue reading Herstories Video Premieres
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 to NYC’s Close Rikers initiative. WCJA, a newly formed non-profit, seeks an experienced and visionary individual to … Continue reading ANNOUNCING NEW POSITION: Campaign Director
"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 bars are there for non-violent crimes. You can the read the full article on their website.
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 … Continue reading WCJA Receives Grant