Providing Healing for Incarcerated Women
The transformational change for the men at Lansing Correctional Facility inspired Brothers in Blue Reentry to establish a program that would serve the women incarcerated at Topeka Correctional Facility. TCF is the only women's facility in the State of Kansas and houses approximately 900 women at any given time. It was for these women that LEAD was born.
In March of 2020, LEAD began with its first group of 10 women. Two weeks into the program, COVID-19 became a national crisis and TCF was closed to all volunteers and non-essential staff. Since then, LEAD has worked closely with the Kansas Department of Corrections to create innovative virtual solutions to provide life-changing programming to the women of TCF.