Self Determination Life Coach: San Francisco


THE POSITION: SAN FRANCISCO SELF DETERMINATION LIFE COACH The Self-Determination Life Coach role is grounded in YWFC’s approach to personal and structural transformation and is guided by the organization's guiding principles of Sisterhood/ Siblinghood, Self-Determination, Spirituality, and Social Justice The Self-Determination Life Coach works to ensure that participants of YWFC’s programs have the support, resources,...

Program Manager: Oakland


THE POSITION: OAKLAND PROGRAM MANAGER The 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 gender non-conforming people (WGTGNC) in Oakland. The Program Manager plays a key role in developing relationships with engaging youth program participants,...

Development Associate and Data Analyst


THE POSITION: DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE & DATA ANALYST The Program Analyst is responsible for supporting and advising the Director of Strategic Projects in planning, managing and evaluating operations, programs and processes to ensure strategies support long-term sustainability. The Program Analyst will also work closely with the Executive Director and Executive Team to ensure all processes for...

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...

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...

Internship Opportunity!


YWFC Oakland is seeking to find 15 cis/trans girls and gnc youth who are interested in participating in a 21 week paid internship within the following special interest areas: food service & event planning / youth organizing / and community engagement.  Deadline: Rolling admission (until all 15 slots have been filled). Interviews will begin on...

Governor Newsom urges California Sheriffs to end late night releases!


November 13, 2019 Sheriff David LivingstonCounty of Contra Costa651 Pine Street, Seventh Floor Martinez, California 94553 Dear Sheriff Livingston, I am writing regarding the issue of late night releases from county jails. This is an issue of critical importance to the safety and well-being of individuals in your care, especially women, transgender individuals and others who may be at...