Constructing Our Future
Keys to our Future

Restoring lives, homes, and communities

Constructing Our Future

Who are we?

Constructing Our Future is a community revitalization program dedicated to providing education, housing, and employment to post-incarcerated women in Marion County, while also mitigating Indianapolis' abandoned home problem. Help us restore Indianapolis' communities while promoting successful integration of these women as whole citizens into our society.

Advocating for Women Leaving Prison

What does it take to be reintroduced into society?  A group of women from the Indiana Women's Prison participated in a public policy class to talk about life after prison and what they would need to be successful.  Looking toward the future and the implied promise from Article 1, Section 18 of the Indiana Constitution that, upon their release, they will be reintegrated into society as full citizens, these ladies developed a program that they took all the way to the 2017 Indiana General Assembly. By a unanimous vote, this program, called Constructing Our Future, was endorsed as a reentry program for women leaving prison.

The penal code shall be founded on the principles of reformation, and not of vindictive justice.
— Indiana Constitution, Article 1 Section 18