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Overlooked: Women and Jails in an Era of Reform

Originally posted by the Vera Institute of Justice.

The Vera Institute of Justice highlights CJCJ’s Cameo House, an alternative sentencing program in San Francisco for justice-involved women and their children, in a report on the needs of women impacted by the justice system.

From the report:

Reentry support. Women face specific challenges in returning to their communities from incarceration as a result of high rates of poverty, low rates of employment, and lackof affordable child care. In San Francisco, California, Cameo House is a residential alternative sentencing program that provides pregnant and parenting women with substance abuse prevention, parenting skills, and reentry services. Women may stay for up to two years in the house while they get help in gaining employment, reunifying with their children, finding permanent housing, and satisfying probation requirements. 

Read the full report from the Vera Institute of Justice »