At CAEFS, we are working toward a world without prisons.
We believe that more effective, life affirming, and just forms of accountability – ones that take harm and healing seriously and look to transform societal structures that perpetuate inequity – are both possible and necessary.
While our 24 local member societies do the crucial work of providing front-line services, our national team takes on the key issues that impact criminalized women and gender-diverse people by defending prisoners' rights, building our community's capacity, and raising public awareness.
“Until we are all free, we are none of us free. ”
― Emma Lazarus