There is a growing realization that our society criminalizes race, poverty, homelessness and gender. All too often, incarceration has become the strategy in which gender-based violence is tackled and dealt with. This project works to bring awareness to the often over-looked dehumanization and criminalization of women who have been and continue to be victims of gender-based violence. This project in no way intends to undermine or negate the existence of violence and criminalization against men; yet, it is the goal of this project to focus on and address, and empower those women society deems worthless and insignificant.
Simply put, if we are to move forward and affect change, we must be honest in our analysis of the many problems women face in the criminal justice system and speak truth to power to those who have allowed violence to be perpetuated against women.