Leadership training at women’s prison drastically reduces recidivism
Oct. 25, 2017
ATHENA International is a women’s group that conducts leadership training for female inmates at Perryville Prison west of Phoenix. The results have been a drastic reduction in recidivism for the women participating in the program.
The founder of ATHENA International, Martha Mertz, and the group’s president, Andrea Conner, discuss the leadership training and its results.
Conner says increasing the women’s confidence is crucial.
Authenticity, for the women to get in touch with who they really are and what they value, is also important.