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There are many obstacles, challenges, and barriers to succeeding in the community based not only on criminal background, but also on your gender, ethnic or racial identification, age, socio-economic class, and others.  The resources, information, and links below are intended to help you understand this better, find guidance, assistance, and resources, and overcome these types of barriers unique to your circumstances.


Doors of Hope (Tennessee)

Improving Access to Services for Women Returning from Incarceration (National Institute of Justice) and pdf of the report

Women in the Justice System (The Sentencing Project)

National Directory of Programs for Women Involved in the Criminal Justice System (National Institute of Corrections)

U.S. Department of Labor - Women's Bureau

The first guide: A Guide to Women’s Equal Pay Rights educates employees about their rights under the existing equal pay laws with detailed answers to questions such as: “What are my equal pay and compensation rights under federal law?” The guide also supplies helpful tips and resources if you feel you are experiencing compensation discrimination.

Also, see the  Employer’s Guide to Equal Pay which breaks down the five major federal laws addressing equal pay and compensation. It also highlights tips for employers to review pay practices and where to go for help.

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.  This can be found at Women's History