Maryland is recognized internationally for its dramatic incarceration rate, according to the Prison Policy Initiative. The daunting recidivism rate among female ex-offenders in Maryland illustrates that when it comes to Reentry, we are missing the mark. Where is the exit door? How can women be free? Who will stop this vicious cycle?
Graph: Wendy Sawyer, January 2018
Create The Door LLC disrupts the vicious cycle of mass-incarceration by offering hope to female ex-offenders in Maryland. We provide ex-offender coaches (Change Agents), workshops, and referrals to much needed resources. We create a sense of community among those who are often ostracized by the community.
Create The Door LLC empowers women with criminal justice involvement (incarcerated, post-incarceration, probation, and parole) to successfully transition into their communities by creating employment opportunities, teaching workforce development, and emotional intelligence.