Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, a time dedicated to recognizing the remarkable achievements and contributions of women throughout history. This year’s theme, “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion,” connects deeply with our mission at Safer Foundation, we are committed to supporting individuals with arrest and conviction records in their journey towards societal integration.

As we honor Women’s History Month, let us highlight the impactful work of visionary women in the field of criminal legal reform. These leaders have shaped policies, implementing programs, and advocacy for fairness and compassion within our legal system.

Freda Adler, a renowned criminologist and scholar, has been a voice in understanding the factors and circumstances that contribute to crime and advocating for evidence-based approaches to criminal justice. Adler’s research on female criminality and her advocacy have influenced policies and practices aimed at addressing the unique needs of women in the criminal legal system globally.

Leann Bertsch, the former director of the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, has been a trailblazer in implementing progressive reforms to reduce recidivism and promote rehabilitation. Under Bertsch’s leadership, North Dakota became a national leader for evidence-based practices, implementing alternatives to incarceration, and prioritizing reentry support for individuals returning to their communities.

Kamala Harris, the first woman and woman of color to serve as Vice President of the United States, has been a tireless advocate for justice and equality throughout her career. As a former prosecutor, Attorney General of California, and United States Senator, Harris has led criminal justice reform initiatives aimed at reducing recidivism, ending mass incarceration, and promoting fairness and accountability within our legal system.

These visionary leaders exemplify the spirit of advocacy and innovation that lies at the heart of Women’s History Month and our organization’s mission. Their groundbreaking work has not only transformed the landscape of criminal justice but has also inspired future generations to strive for equity, diversity, and inclusion within our legal system.

As we honor the legacy of these women, let us also recognize the countless women in our communities who continue to advocate for justice and equality for all. From grassroots activists to policy experts, their collective efforts are shaping a more just and equitable future for generations to come.

At Safer Foundation, we remain committed to supporting and uplifting women with arrest and conviction records as they navigate the challenges of reentry and work toward building brighter futures for themselves and their families.

Join us in celebrating Women’s History Month and honoring the remarkable women who have made a difference in our lives and communities. Together, we can build a more just and equitable future for all.