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A Majority of Board of Supervisors Support Legislation to Close SF’s Juvenile Hall by December 2021

A majority of the Board of Supervisors signed onto legislation introduced at the April 9, 2019 SF Board of Supervisors meeting to require the closure of San Francisco’s Juvenile Hall by December 2021. Supervisors Shamann Walton, Hillary Ronen and Matt Haney authored the legislation, and Supervisors Gordon Mar, Aaron Peskin and Sandra Lee Fewer have signed on as co-sponsors.

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Young Women’s Freedom Center Applauds Plans to Shut Down San Francisco’s Juvenile Hall by 2021

SAN FRANCISCO – The Young Women’s Freedom Center applauds and supports San Francisco Supervisors Hillary Ronen and Shamann Walton’s plans to introduce legislation to mandate the closure of San Francisco’s Juvenile Hall by December 2021, with Supervisor Matt Haney as a co-sponsor. For over 20 years, the YWFC has been working with young women, girls, and transgender or gender non-conforming youth in San Francisco who have been incarcerated in Juvenile Hall and leading community organizing efforts to demand alternatives to incarceration for youth. Most of the organization's staff were once themselves incarcerated in San Francisco’s youth jail and know firsthand how this system is failing our young people.

Krea Gomez
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Jessica Nowlan Selected as a 2019-2021 Leading Edge Fund Fellow

We are excited to announce that, Jessica Nowlan, Young Women's Freedom Center’s Executive Director, has been selected as a 2019-2021 Leading Edge Fund fellow. Jessica will join eight other bold leaders who are building movements to fundamentally change the odds for, and with, the most disenfranchised Californians.

Krea Gomez
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Join us at the Women's March San Francisco 2019

Join us this Saturday, January 19, 2019, 11:30 am at Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco and support YWFC Executive Director Jessica Nowlan as she takes the stage for the decriminalization and decarceration of women, girls, and TGNC folks of color.

Julia "Juju" Arroyo
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The Sister Warriors Freedom Coalition is a membership base of incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, and system-involved women, girls, and gender non-forming folks. Together, we work to transform the laws and systems that have caused us harm.  

Formed in 2017 and unified by the Bill of Rights, the Coalition provides members opportunities to come together with networking, education, emotional support, and paid opportunities to take leadership in the movement. 

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