Kensington-Rockville Branch Program


Saturday, January 8, 2022, 10:30 a.m.


Incarcerated Women in Maryland:

Unequal Challenges, Unfortunate Consequences

Via Zoom

Chances are, most of us in our comfortable lives give little thought to imprisoned women in our state, whether behind bars for avoidable transgressions, or actions taken for lack of viable choices, or simple injustice. What are the predictable, or unknowable, impacts of incarceration? What happens when these women have done their time? Will their reentry be successful? What can we do to help?

We will learn about these and other related issues from Diana Bailey who, when working for the Maryland Department of Education, managed a federal grant for a Prison to Work project that focused on reentry services. For example, teachers worked with Department of Corrections partners to build employment readiness skills and improve reentry planning. Unfortunately, when that grant ended, state funds were cut, too. As a part-time contractor, she has since been a technical assistant coach with federal reentry grants funded by the US Department of Labor.

Diana Bailey is a career, workforce, and organizational development professional. She is also proficient in non-profit management and youth and adult education programs. She is skilled at grant writing and project management and has successfully promoted partnerships among state, federal, and nonprofit agencies.

For most of the past decade Diana has served as the Executive Director of the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center, founded in 2010. She is a member of AAUW Maryland’s Howard County Branch.

Do join us on Zoom, link forthcoming, and invite your friends.

Dian Belanger, co-Vice President for Program