The need for specialized services and resources for criminalized and imprisoned women is increasing across B.C.
In response to the need, the Vernon Women’s Transition House Society is the newest member of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies.
“This relationship will support us in providing better advocacy and assistance to women who have been affected by social problems that lead to criminalization and institutionalization,” saod Debby Hamilton, Transition House executive director.
Elizabeth Fry Societies across Canada seek safety and justice for women who have been victimized and criminalized.
“CAEFS is extremely pleased to welcome the Vernon Transition House Society as the newest member of our association,” said Kim Pate, executive director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies.
“Their work with women escaping violence will further enhance the capacity of CAEFS to give voice to and work with marginalized, victimized, criminalized and institutionalized women and girls.”