Susan Burton, founder of A New Way of Life Reentry Project, an organization that helps formerly incarcerated women in California find housing and jobs, on how to lower recidivism rates and open up opportunities for women returning from prison.
“We created a community of women helping, supporting, and recovering from substance misuse, from the effects of incarceration, from early childhood trauma. And in this community we all got better. We all thrived. And I thought, “My, this is magic, what’s happening here.” But it isn’t magic. That’s what we should do all over this country.”
– Susan Burton
These videos are part of our featured series, The Future Is Hers, celebrating the power of women and girls around the world.