Jason Isaacs (NBC's Awake, Harry Potter) meets with A New Way of Life founder Susan Burton to help raise awareness about Burton's ongoing work of transitioning formerly incarcerated women back into community life. Isaacs and his wife, Emma, toured the homes provided by A New Way of Life to learn more about Burton's mission and hear some inspirational stories as these women adjust to society. Burton was named a CNN Top Ten Hero of 2010 and was also awarded the Citizen Activist Award from the Harvard School of Government. A New Way of Life receives no federal aid, and relies on donations to continue their work. Donate today!
About A New Way of Life Reentry Project
A New Way of Life Reentry Project provides housing and support services to formerly incarcerated women in South Central Los Angeles, facilitating a successful transition back to community life. The mission of ANWOL is to help women and girls break the cycle of entrapment in the criminal justice system and lead healthy and satisfying lives. Since it’s founding in 1998, AWNOL has helped transform the lives of more than 600 women and their children. As a community advocate, A New Way Of Life works to restore the civil rights of people with criminal records to housing, employment, public benefits, and the right to vote. Founded by Burton after she spent two decades entrapped in the criminal justice system before finding freedom and sobriety in 1997, for these efforts, Burton received the coveted CNN Top Ten Hero award in 2010.