We’ve all been given a second chance - at life, at love… a chance to change direction, to learn a new way, or to right a wrong. WPA’s 2nd Chances Campaign seeks to highlight this shared experience and bring attention to our work to support justice-involved women and their families.
WPA partners with criminal justice involved women and their families so they can lead safe, productive and lawful lives in the community. WPA was founded in 1845 and is the nation’s first organization dedicated solely to working with criminal justice-involved women and their families. Since our founding, WPA has promoted the use of holistic, community-based responses to crime. Our program services make it possible for women to obtain work, housing, and health care; to rebuild their families; and to participate fully in civic life.