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What Criminal Justice Reform Looks like When Black Women’s Needs Are Put First

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By Lani Seelinger

Most programs designed to help people who’ve come in contact with the criminal justice system don’t specifically address the needs of women of color. The Diane Wade House in Portland, Oregon, however, represents a new effort to give previously incarcerated black women the space to work through past traumas and learn new skills. From the very beginning, the program has relied on input from women who share the same experiences as its residents.

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