Drawing on her personal experiences, she founded A New Way of Life (ANWOL) Reentry Project in 1998, dedicating her life to helping other women break the cycle of incarceration. ANWOL provides resources such as housing, case management, employment, legal services, leadership development and community organizing on behalf of, and with, people who struggle to rebuild their lives after incarceration.


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