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.

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Our Mission

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 Empower Women

A strong commitment to each individual we serve at York Correctional Institution

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


As of July 2014 the female population at York Correctional Institution is 1,130. Females comprised 6.7% of the 201 state and federal prisoner population. Black females were imprisoned at between 2 and 3 times the rate of white females, while Hispanic females were imprisoned at between 1 and 3 times the rate of white. The female inmate population increased 10.9% (up 10,000 inmates) between mid-year 2010-2013, while the male population declined 4.2% (down 27,500 inmates). 37% of women inmates reported earning less than $600 month before incarceration. Average daily cost is approximately $95.16 per inmate.

We Provide...

a gender specific mentoring and support program that offers hope, healing and a sense of belonging to women. Together we create a very unique network of women supporting other women from diverse paths of lives. We offer bi-weekly workshops and groups at The Hartford (765 Asylum Avenue, first floor) in Hartford, CT as well as facilitating holistic quarterly seminars.