We invite women to engage in a high-quality, accessible, and timely model of program and service delivery to ensure every woman experiences opportunities for change.
EFrySJ aspires to change the dialogue and achieve a shift in the public perception of crime and criminalization. We believe a deeper understanding of the social issues affecting women that may lead to criminalization will change the minds of community voices; this, in turn, will mobilize our community to affect change.
We hope to raise awareness of the implications of incarceration and the long-term effects of institutionalization and bring forward alternatives to custodial sentences. On a systemic level, EFry Saint John advocates for change in public policy and public perception. We advocate for a fair and constructive environment for women who are incarcerated, and we aim to clear the path for women attempting to leave the criminal justice system behind them.
We offer public gatherings to deepen understanding of the systemic issues that draw women into the justice system. We reach out to our communities to help change the dialogue about effective solutions.
Please contact us to discuss presentations at your agency or school.
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This project offers a comprehensive and collaborative approach to assisting women who are criminalized address the barriers posed by the record suspension process.
EFry offers two opportunities for financial support for women who may be criminalized to realize their education and employment goals: The Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) distributes a Memorial Bursary; EFry Endowment Fund offers annual assistance to women in the Greater Saint John area wishing to further their education to find employment.
Outreach at NBWCC and Nova Institution for Women.
Toll-free calls from NBWCC or Nova.
The Atlantic Regional Advocacy Team is part of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) five advocacy teams that work to identify, flag and address any systemic issues regarding conditions of confinement for women incarcerated in Canada’s federal prisons.