Our Principles

In 1990, a report called Creating Choices*, established a new correctional philosophy for women offenders. It encouraged a holistic approach to dealing with their specific needs. Creating Choices was founded on the principles of empowerment, meaningful and responsible choices, respect and dignity, supportive environments, and shared responsibility.

These principles have served as the driving force behind a number of advances in federal corrections for women offenders:

For more information, consult the Creating Choices report and other research related to women offenders.

(*The Task Force Report on Federally Sentenced Women)