U.S. POLICY AND ADVOCACY
Our policy and advocacy goals arise from an abiding belief that:
- Communities should be the voice and catalysts for institutional and systematic policy change.
- Leaders who advocate for change should come directly from families in our vulnerable communities.
- It is far more costly and emotionally detrimental to separate parent and child as a matter of general policy. Instead, placements in comprehensive long-term treatment should be prioritized.
- Well-trained parent-advocate leaders will create safe, strong, and stable communities for their families.
We conduct leadership trainings for women and girls, policy advocacy and media outreach to:
- Expand comprehensive family treatment services.
- Promote alternative sentencing for non-violent female offenders.
- Improve conditions of confinement for incarcerated women and girls.
- Reform child welfare policy, by expanding comprehensive family treatment.
- Eliminate child sex trafficking for girls and training girls to be advocates for other victims.
Our policy and advocacy goals seek to:
- End the shattering cycle of violence, trauma and addiction.
- Develop policies and practices that honor, strengthen and render whole the sacred ties between parents and children.
- Affirm the worth and dignity of every child and every family.