The Ladies of Hope Ministries is launching « Faces of Women Imprisoned, » to bring a face, a person, and a story to the issues of incarceration and reentry. The project enlists mothers, sisters, daughters, and wives impacted by incarceration, and builds a powerful roster of speakers for public education and advocacy on criminal justice reform. The speakers bureau aims to show the human cost of criminalizing women or color and poor women, and propose solutions identified by those most affected.
Fondation CHANEL will support The Faces of Women Imprisoned to develop the first cohort of the speakers bureau, and to hold or participate in advocacy and policy events that highlight how incarceration impacts entire families and communities.
The Ladies of Hope Ministries (LOHM), run by women and for impacted by the criminal justice system, provides housing, reentry, and advocacy services to end the over-incarceration of women. LOHM raises the voices and experiences of women who have experienced incarceration as central to reform.