Oct 1, 2021
This week’s episode of The 1 Girl Revolution Podcast features Susan Burton, founder of A New Way of Life Reentry Project. A New Way of Life Reentry Project provides housing, case management, pro bono legal services, advocacy and leadership development for women (and their children) rebuilding their lives after prison. Susan was incarcerated six times herself, so she knows the struggles and tribulations that women (and their families) face coming out of incarceration. Women are the fastest growing population in jail and prison, and 80% of incarcerated women have children. Currently 2.7 million children in the U.S have a parent who is incarcerated and statistics show that children of incarcerated parents are 7 times more likely to enter the criminal justice system.
A New Way of Life is working to lower the recidivism rate, to support women so they and their children can break the cycle of incarceration, and they’re working to rebuild a new way of life and move forward beyond incarceration.
In this episode, you’ll hear:
For more information, check out: www.1GirlRevolution.com/susanburton