Community Art as Social Transformational Tool for Criminalized Women
Research into criminality in women did not begin until the rise of feminist studies in the 1970s. Inequalities in both the number and quality of services provided to women prompted the creation of the Société Elizabeth Fry du Québec (SEFQ) in 1977. At the time, community organizations working with criminalized women were all but non-existent. The SEFQ has now been working with criminalized women in detention and community environments for forty years. It has launched many services, including the Thérèse-Casgrain Transition House. In the last ten years, the SEFQ has continued to pursue its goals of creating services and tools that meet its clients’ needs and of raising awareness about their realities by exploring community art.
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