Coalition of Formerly Imprisoned Women
COFIW is a social movement raising formerly imprisoned women to be the lead voices in advocating for systemic change.
Gaps in the criminal justice system lead to the unjust treatment of the poor and vulnerable. When caught in an offence, particularly minor, many end up serving prison sentences in lieu of paying fines which they can’t afford.
After imprisonment, formerly imprisoned persons grapple with dehumanisation and stigma.
Without a proper reintegration system and policy, many end up reoffending and even being imprisoned again, in a vicious cycle.
To advocate for change in policies within the criminal justice system for successful reintegration of women.
We’re building a movement of formerly imprisoned women to be the lead voices in calling for a change of policies that undermine the poor and vulnerable within the criminal justice system.
We are advocating for a structured reintegration program that will see to it that formerly imprisoned persons can successfully rebuild their lives on the outside.
Through our Alternative Dispute Resolution training programs, we equip local authorities with the tools they need to find different ways of resolving conflict other than imprisonment.