Nominate Someone You Love to Essie

Essie Sister Circles are loving and supportive groups of women and gender non-binary people with incarcerated loved ones. Many of us are also formerly incarcerated women. We come together to heal and strengthen our power as advocates for ourselves, our families, and our communities.

If you know a woman or gender non-conforming person who loves an incarcerated person, nominate her or them to be a part of Essie Justice Group.

Learn more about our Healing to Advocacy program here.

After nominating, what happens next?

Each nominee receives a personalized call from a woman with an incarcerated loved one in our membership. In that call, we let them know that their contributions are recognized and that someone who loves them wants them to get the support of a community that understands their experience. We read them their nomination letter in full and invite them to join an information session about the next cohort.

The person you nominate will receive supportive tools and have the opportunity to join a Sisterhood that understands their unique challenges and strengths, starting with a 9-week Healing to Advocacy Cohort. Over the 9 weeks, we will meet once a week for 3 hours at a time. All cohort meetings are virtual in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those who commit to the cohort receive a gift card for dinner for every session they attend. We will work with you to meet any accessibility needs (i.e. translation, closed captioning, etc.).

Space is limited, so please submit your nomination as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for giving the gift of community and sisterhood to someone you love.


*If there is a current restraining order between you and the person you nominate, completing and submitting this nomination form could be in violation of that ruling and may be punishable by law. It is in your best interest and the interest of our program to proceed in accordance with the law. Essie Justice Group is a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization.