To support incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) not only offers rehabilitative programming, job training, housing access, […more…]
Executive Director: Sam Lewis
The mission of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) is to change lives and create safe, healthy communities by providing a support and advocacy network for and by formerly incarcerated men and women. To accomplish this mission, ARC advocates for fair policies in the juvenile and criminal justice systems and provides a supportive network and reentry services to formerly incarcerated individuals.
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I’ve seen first-hand the transformative power of ARC’s work in the justice reform space. They stand out in the field because of their unique community-based approach to advocacy and direct services as well as their commitment to elevating leaders with lived experience. I am grateful for their thought partnership as we continue to advance equity, safety, and healing together.
Support Women and Gender Non-Binary Individuals
In 2019, ARC’s rapidly growing membership revealed a gap in specialized programs that served the unique needs of formerly incarcerated women and non-binary people. In response, ARC launched their Womxn and Non-Binary Programs department which aims to provide better gender-responsive services like child and family reunification. The program provides safe support groups on topics such as domestic violence – an issue which nearly 100 percent of incarcerated women have experienced at some point in their lives. To engage in a broader dialogue with the public around women and incarceration, the department recently launched their “Free World” podcast, which elevates the underrepresented voices of system-impacted women in the justice reform space.
“We can very confidently say this is likely the only podcast among the millions out there that is hosted and produced by formerly incarcerated women,” says Nicholas Reiner, ARC’s director of communications.
It is also important to note that Rachel Chung, ARC’s director of development, says that the organization is seeking funding support to grow its services for women, gender non-conforming people, and transitional age youth.
Board of Directors
Toni Michelle White