Welcome Cecilia Nugent

New Executive Director

Please join us in welcoming our New Executive Director, Cecilia Nugent.

She is an accomplished Executive Director with over 15 years of experience at CONNTAC,Inc. managing the fiscal and daily operations of a statewide educational access, college placement, and social service non-profit.

She received her Master of Science in Human Resources Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; University of Connecticut grad where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Government and Journalism.

In addition to her work, she has a passion to provide resources for others to improve education, health and well-being. She is a mother of two sons, a military spouse and yoga champion. She and her husband, Robert reside in Riverview Florida. She joins the team on June 20th!

Our Landscape

By The Numbers

The effect of mass incarceration on women and girls.


increase in women's incarceration between 1980 and 2019. The number of incarcerated women increased by more that 700% rising from a total of 26,378 in 1980 to 222,455 in 2019.


of women who will go to jail this year are mothers - including 55,000 women who are pregnant when they are admitted.


women are currently under supervision in the criminal justice system.


of women in jail have been victims of sexual violence or trauma.


of women in state and federal prisons have been convicted of non-violent crimes. That figure jumps to 82% for women in local jails.


women released from prisons have been convicted of non-violent crimes.


increase in sexual victimization reports for people in prison between 2011 and 2015. And while women represented 10% of the jail population between 2009 and 2011, they represented 67% of the victims of sexual violence.


of women in prison and 72% of women in jail meet the diagnostic criteria for drug dependence and abuse.
Margaret Mead

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”