WORTH members represent diverse backgrounds, not only in terms of race/ethnicity, but also in age, socio-economic status and experiences. Members have served sentences ranging from one year to 27 years and include women who have been out of prison for nearly twenty years as well as those released within the past year.
While WORTH’s primary focus is on gender issues, we are acutely aware of the intersection of gender and race as well as the fact that most individuals entangled in the criminal justice system are people of color.
WORTH is comprised of three components:
1) Core Leadership Group
2) Sista Circle
3) Speaker’s Bureau
Who We Are
Core Group Leadership
Provides unfailing, consistent leadership to WORTH and is responsible for developing and sustaining and building the capacity of the organization.
A project that supports the women of WORTH with leadership development skills through workshops and trainings regarding the shared dynamics of women affected by the criminal justice system. The Sista Circle strengthens both personal and professional skills of the WORTH members.
Serves as the voice within WORTH. Represents the organization at conferences, schools, religious institutions, prisons and other public venues. Educates community members and policymakers regarding the impact of incarceration on women. Works to keep the needs of women affected by the criminal justice system at the forefront of people’s minds.