Thank you for registering to join the California Criminal Justice Funders Group (CCJFG) and Fondation CHANEL for a visit to the Century Regional Detention Facility (Lynwood Women’s Jail) in Los Angeles, where more than 2,000 women are currently detained. The program will take place on Thursday May 3, 2018 from 9:15am to about 4pm. We will have the unique opportunity to tour the facility, meet with corrections staff, and speak with incarcerated women about their lives, the criminal justice system and conditions inside the jail. We will then debrief the jail visit as a group over lunch, and visit re-entry housing for women at A New Way of Life (ANWOL) in South Central LA in the afternoon. Susan Burton, founder of ANWOL and author of the book “Becoming Ms. Burton,” will be our guide for the day.
CCJFG and Fondation CHANEL have offered to cover most of the expenses for this event, but we would welcome additional contributions to offset the costs and to recognize the efforts of ANWOL staff in arranging this rich and informative experience. A donation of $50 per attendee is suggested.
Thank you in advance for your support. We very much look forward to seeing you soon for what promises to be a powerful day of shared learning about California’s criminal justice system and its impact on women and families.