CREATING SECOND CHANCES

WHAT WE DO


CLEAN START WORKS WITH WOMEN AND CHILDREN IMPACTED BY THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, TO RESTORE DIGNITY AND HOPE, FOR SUCCESSFUL REINTEGRATION. WE WORK TO ADDRESS REINTEGRATION AT EVERY LEVEL.

WHAT WE DO

We will uphold, maintain and reinforce dignity of women and children impacted by the criminal justice system.

THE WHO

Women and children impacted by the criminal justice system.

The How

ACTION STEPS

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THE CIRCLES OF HEALING

Clean Start provides safe, peer-led spaces for women to achieve self-reconciliation, psycho-social support and trauma-healing within and without prison. A Circle of Healing is a space that allows women to build their self- drive, determination, resilience, confidence and self esteem.
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TABLES OF SUPPORT

Clean Start facilitates Formerly Incarcerated women with life-skills, entrepreneurship/trade/craft training and linkage to business opportunities that enable women access economic opportunities. A Table of Support includes business training geared towards improving and stabilizing the women’s livelihood. Every woman is supported with a minimum of $150 to start a business
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HALFWAY PROGRAM

Reorients women with social life outside prison walls, focusing on motherhood, income generating activities and family.
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CHILDREN OF IMPRISONED MOTHERS

Clean Start will safeguard the holistic well-being of children living in prison with their mothers through responsive care.

 


CLEAN START SAFEGUARD THE HOLISTIC WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN LIVING IN PRISON WITH THEIR MOTHERS THROUGH RESPONSIVE CARE.


 

4. TABLES OF SUPPORT


500 formerly incarcerated women reached

Our approach is working. In the last 5 years, our primary focus has been reintegration of formerly incarcerated women. We have facilitated over 500 formerly incarcerated women with life-skills, entrepreneurship/trade/craft training, linkage to business and employment opportunities. These have provided the women with access to economic opportunities. Every woman has been supported with a minimum of $150 as small business start-up support.

5. CHILDREN OF IMPRISONED MOTHERs


605 Children living with their mothers in prison supported

200 Children impacted by the criminal justice system supported

FClean Start also provided 5 prisons with diapers, children’s books and play items for 70 children living with their mothers.


Hygiene is one of the measures taken in the fight against COVID-19. Through the support of our local partners, Clean Start has provided 900 litres of sanitizer to 5 prisons and 2- girls’ rehabilitation School. We have also provided female menstrual health items to 130 girls in the juvenile justice system.

SYSTEMIC CHANGE.


We share our expertise with the Government to shape legislation, court processes and to support reintegration.

400 Prison and children’s Officers reached

Our training has equipped 400 prison and children officers with the skills and concepts to change mindsets, attitudes and practices which uphold dignity of women and children within the criminal justice system. This has honed an improved rehabilitative culture within the 5 prisons.

200 Children impacted by the criminal justice system supported

FClean Start also provided 5 prisons with diapers, children’s books and play items for 70 children living with their mothers.


Hygiene is one of the measures taken in the fight against COVID-19. Through the support of our local partners, Clean Start has provided 900 litres of sanitizer to 5 prisons and 2- girls’ rehabilitation School. We have also provided female menstrual health items to 130 girls in the juvenile justice system.

SYSTEMIC CHANGE.


We share our expertise with the Government to shape legislation, court processes and to support reintegration.

400 Prison and children’s Officers reached

Our training has equipped 400 prison and children officers with the skills and concepts to change mindsets, attitudes and practices which uphold dignity of women and children within the criminal justice system. This has honed an improved rehabilitative culture within the 5 prisons.

Clean Start successes


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