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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. 

Our Work

CAEFS' work is driven by a commitment to creating a more just world by taking on the key issues that impact criminalized women and gender-diverse people. More...


Our Local Member Societies

CAEFS is comprised of 24 local societies located across the country. Each of our locals is their own self-governing entity. More...

“Until we are all free, we are none of us free. ”

― Emma Lazarus