WHAT WE DO
COMMUNITIES OVER CAGES:
CLOSE THE JAIL ATL CAMPAIGN
Women on the Rise co-leads the Communities Over Cages: Close the Jail ATL Campaign to close Atlanta's extra city jail, repurpose it into a Center for Wellness & Freedom, and reallocate $32.5 million dollars back into our communities. Since winning legislation to close the jail in May of 2019, Women on the Rise has been playing a key leadership role in the Reimagine ACDC Taskforce and community mobilization.
Read more on our campaign page at www.closethejailat.org
100 WOMEN RISING
Women on the Rise is building the political power of formerly-incarcerated women in the metro Atlanta area through organizing, basebuilding, leadership development, and civic engagement. We aim to show up and be a part of the conversation wherever our lives are being discussed, whether it's legislative hearings, city council meetings, or Reimagine ACDC Taskforce meetings.
Our supportive services build the capacity of formerly-incarcerated women to organize, including our Welcome Home Packages for women returning from prison, weekly support circles, and referrals to resources for employment or other services.
We also offer trainings in Participatory Defense to transform the landscape of power in the courts and free our people.
POWERFUL PARTNERSHIPS & CAMPAIGNS
Women on the Rise partners with other organizations to build our collective power and mobilize for abolitionist reforms to the criminal legal system, from ending excessive fines & fees for probation to supporting efforts to end cash bail to repealing municipal offenses that criminalize the poor and land our people behind bars. We're proud to work with local organizations like the Southern Center for Human Rights, Georgia Justice Project, Southerners on New Ground, and the Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative and be a part of national groups like the National Council for Formerly-Incarcerated Women and Girls, Just Leadership USA, and the Formerly-Incarcerated and Convicted People and Families Movement.