The Elizabeth Fry Society works for advancement of justice by ensuring fair treatment of women at risk or in conflict with the law. We accomplish our objective of creating a more humane justice system through advocacy, prevention and direct service. We promote community understanding of the Justice system as it relates to the lives of all women and we foster community involvement in the Criminal Justice system through research, advocacy, education and volunteer service.
The mandate of The Elizabeth Fry Society of Saint John is to address underlying systemic or individual issues for women who are marginalized, at risk, or in the criminal justice system. This objective is viewed in the context of the need to create a supportive community, and to ensure that the women we serve are given the opportunity to participate fully in their communities. To this end our primary work is to advocate for the provision of programs and services, and to develop such programs and services where they do not exist; to advocate for change and reform in the criminal justice system and to ensure that individual rights of women are protected.
About ELIZABETH FRY SOCIETY OF SAINT JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK
Existing in Saint John for the past twenty years (April 1987), the volunteers of our society have worked directly with criminalized, marginalized and at risk women.
The women we aid face adversity daily due to being in a low-income bracket, resulting in incarceration for some. We work both with women who are or were in the correctional system, as well as those at risk of being incarcerated.