Four months to one-year. Extension to be determined
Higher Learning (GED)
Substance abuse counseling
Criminal Justice Advocates
Job Readiness/ Employment
After serving 20 years in an Illinois prison, I was granted an early release from parole in 2005. I considered myself to be one of the few that made a once in a lifetime horrible mistake and wanted to put the past behind me, it was important to me to obtain my education while in prison. I received a BA, AA, and AAS degree's, Commercial Arts & Photography and Cosmetology. After my release, I moved to Texas to start a new life. I've completed two Master Programs; Substance Abuse Counseling and Professional Counseling. Despite my education, I've encountered many employment and housing barriers. Today, I work with directly impacted individuals and families impacted by the criminal justice system in Texas as the Texas Statewide Texas Advocates For Justice Director a community base building and organizing program under Grassroots Leadership. I found my voice when I participated in community drama shows, sharing my life's journey as it once was and where I am today with Conspire Theater Austin.
We accept women released from TDCJ or County Jail.