Nominate Her to Essie

If you or a woman you know has a loved one behind bars, please nominate her to be a part of Essie Justice Group.

Learn more about our Healing to Advocacy program here.

After nominating, what happens next?

A member leader at Essie Justice Group will reach out by phone to the nominee. If you’ve written a nomination letter from a prison, jail, or immigration detention center, we will respond to you directly with a handwritten letter from one of our members. All nominated women receive a personalized call from a woman with an incarcerated loved one in our membership. We read all nomination letters in full to the nominees by phone. In that call, nominees are invited to join an information session where they will learn more about our nine-week program. Nominees outside of California join our national email list to keep updated on Essie’s work and be notified when cohorts launch in their area.



We will contact the woman you nominate to let her know that you recognize her. We will reach out by email or phone and invite her to join an info session for the next cohort in her area. Space is limited, so please submit your nomination as soon as possible.  Thank you in advance for giving the gift of sisterhood to a woman you love.

*If there is a current restraining order between you and the woman 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.