We are a collaboration of law enforcement, currently and previously incarcerated adults and community partners focused on intervention, prevention and reduction in incarceration and recidivism. Our work is built upon–and inspired by–people sharing their personal experiences surrounding the issues of incarceration. This project is based on the question:

If there was something someone could have said or done that would have changed the path that led you here, what would it have been?

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The If Project provides

  • Programs for youth
  • Trainings for adults who work with youth
  • A Reentry and Mentoring Program for incarcerated women
  • Workshops and trainings for incarcerated men and women
Mar 16 2015

Musings from the Writing Workshop at WCCW By Rachel M. Fiala

Writing with the women at WCCW provides me with innumerable lessons and insights into my own life. Each time I drive to the facility, I am reminded that within only a few hours I will drive home again. On my way home I may stop for something to eat if I am hungry, go by…

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