New Beginning Founder to receive the 2021 Visionary Voice Award.
Stacey Borden embodies the vision of survivor led and trauma informed advocacy, civic engagement, and transformation.
Stacey is the founder of New Beginnings Reentry Services, a wraparound program dedicated to advocating for and providing services sto women who are reentering local communities after incarceration.
Her newest project, NBRS Women Empowerment Reentry Facility, will be a residential community to support survivors of childhood rape whose experiences of trauma, neglect, and sexual assault have too often gone unaddressed and precede the acts that led to incarceration.
Stacey doesn’t plan to stop here: her goal is to open more supportive centers in the name of the women she has met in prison who taught her about resilience, accountability, and community.
With a shared commitment to decriminalizing survivorship, JDI is humbled to partner with Stacey to engage the sexual and domestic violence field in Massachusetts in a deep analysis and rethinking of our relationship to the current criminal legal systems.
Join us in celebrating this remarkable advocate and force for change.