Goals of Transformative Justice


#SafeHealthyFree: TJ = Survivor Safety, Healing & Agency Thank you to Mariana Viturro for the art work. All of the work of the Young Women’s Freedom Center moves individuals, communities and conditions towards these goals by establishing basic safety, providing individual and collective healing, practicing accountability and experiencing redemption, and systemic transformation towards decarceration and decriminalization. Transformative...

Santa Clara County Lead Organizer


Young Women's Freedom Center seeks a SCC Lead Organizer to join our fierce team of directly impacted cis and trans young women of color leaders. The SCC Site-Based Lead Organizer is responsible for leading and overseeing local organizing campaigns and initiatives, policy work, and systems transformation efforts in the city/ county where the site is...

San Francisco Lead Organizer


Young Women's Freedom Center seeks a SF Lead Organizer to join our fierce team of directly impacted cis and trans young women of color leaders. The SF Site-Based Lead Organizer is responsible for leading and overseeing local organizing campaigns and initiatives, policy work, and systems transformation efforts in the city/ county where the site is...

San Francisco Program Manager


Young Women's Freedom Center seeks a SF Program Manager to join our fierce team of directly impacted cis and trans young women of color leaders. The SF Program Manager will collaborate with the YWFC Team on the development and operational management of programming and services, to meet the needs of justice-involved women, girls, transgender and...

Los Angeles Program Manager


Young Women's Freedom Center seeks a LA Program Manager to join our fierce team of directly impacted cis and trans young women of color leaders to oversee the operational management of programming and services, to meet the needs of justice-involved women, girls, transgender and gender non-conforming people (WGTGNC) in LA. The Program Manager plays a...

Statewide Organizer


Young Women’s Freedom Center seeks a Statewide Organizer to join our fierce team of directly impacted cis and trans young women of color leaders to develop and initiate campaign strategies, provide guidance to Lead Organizers and interns to move campaigns on the ground and support them to continue to build our membership body to advance...

Statement from Young Women’s Freedom Center about Plan to Shut Down Remaining State Youth Prisons


Statement from Jessica Nowlan, executive director of Young Women's Freedom Center, about Governor Gavin Newsom's decision to shut down California's three remaining youth prisons. The state would stop intake of new youth beginning in January 2021, according to the Governor's proposed budget "This commitment by the state towards a different approach to youth justice is...

Sign onto Freedom Charter!


Sign onto Freedom Charter now! WE, cis and transgender women and girls and GNC people who are formerly and currently incarcerated, systems-involved and sexually exploited, declare to the United States and the world: that the prison, policing and family separation systems are rooted in histories of the colonization of indigenous people, slavery, Jim Crow laws...

Freedom 2030 Launch – 3/9/20


For more than two years, the Sister Warriors Freedom Coalition, a movement of hundreds of formerly incarcerated girls, women and TGNC folks, has been organizing to shape a California where we can be free. The result is Freedom 2030, a 10-year political organizing, culture change and legislative campaign that will end the criminalization of...