Home-Grown Social Capital: How Higher Education for Formerly Incarcerated Women Facilitates Family and Community Transformation

This study focuses on building educational opportunities and family relationships for women affected by incarceration. Many of these families live in communities that have experienced decades of educational disinvestment, and they must navigate systems and policies that discourage them from pursuing education. Learn about six policy and program recommendations pertaining to formerly incarcerated women’s experiences of family, the mutual needs and barriers that they and their family members share, and where and how they get support as they pursue their education.