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Let's Start

This program aims to break the cycle of incarceration in families by working with formerly incarcerated women and their children to support recovery and reentry.

Let’s Start began in 1989 when Sr. Jackie Toben SSND and three formerly incarcerated women began meeting informally. In 2019, Let’s Start became a program of CJM. 

Women coming out of prison immediately face a number of challenges: housing, education, employment, dysfunctional families, or addictions. They are faced with overwhelming demands which often leave them feeling alone and powerless.

Let’s Start is a process dedicated to assisting women in transition from prison life to society. It is unique in that it is coordinated by women who themselves have been through the criminal justice system.

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To refer a client for services, complete our online referral form: 

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