About The National Council

Creating The Shift From A Criminal
Legal System To Community-Led Human Justice

Our Vision And Mission

Nothing About Us
Without Us

Our mission is to end incarceration of women and girls. We do this by providing a membership platform of technical support, complex coalition building, and comprehensive resources that assist local initiatives to organize toward our shared goal of shifting from a criminal legal system to one based on human justice.

Through our work, incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and girls are connecting their criminal legal reform and prison abolition work and sharing their expertise as directly affected women and girls. In the aggregate, as we grow in our membership, sisterhood, and common purpose, we contribute to meaningful change in public opinion and policy making that moves us toward our goal of ending incarceration of women and girls.