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Empowering Women In Recovery

At GOODWorks, we're committed to empowering women in recovery from the criminal justice system to make positive behavioral, lifestyle changes that foster personal growth and create a safe environment for themselves and their children.

How We Help Women


We commit time and resources to each individual we serve at York Correctional Institution and those who are in the transition back into the community from the criminal justice system.

Positive Changes

We reinforce the values of doing good in the community and the impact it has on other lives and families.

Safe Environments

We ensure our women are free from dangerous situations and know how to choose a safe place to live and socialize in.

Personal Growth

We provide our women with the tools needed to grow and prosper, both today, tomorrow, and in the future.

York Correctional Institution
Niantic, Connecticut


York CI is a high-security facility (level 2-5) which serves as Connecticut’s only institution for female offenders. As of August 01, 2020, the inmate population at York Correctional Institution stood at 511, 5.5% of the 9,777 incarcerated individuals in all of the CT Department of Correction facilities.


U.S. incarceration of women remains at a historic and global high. Despite recent and ongoing reforms, the United States still incarcerates 698 people for every 100,000 residents, more than any other country. The women’s incarceration rate currently stands at an average of 133. The highest incarceration rate for women in the world. And while the overall U.S. incarceration rate is falling, the women’s rate remains at a historic high. While only 4% of the world’s female population lives in the U.S., the U.S. accounts for over 30% of the world’s incarcerated women. Specifically, In CT 66 women of every 100,000 are incarcerated.

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For more information on statistics at York CI, as well as up to date articles on female incarceration rates please click on “More Prison Statistics”.

We Provide

A gender-specific mentoring and support program that offers hope, healing, and a sense of belonging to women. Together, we create a unique network of women supporting women from diverse paths of life. We offer weekly workshops held over Zoom hosted by various professional facilitators, in addition to one on one counseling sessions held over FaceTime. We also provide mentorship training and access to expansive resources and connections throughout the Greater Hartford area.

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